The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum boasts a collection of nearly 50 cars, over 600 members worldwide, 150 active volunteers, and over 30,000 visitors each year (About). The museum offers exhibits and hourly tours aboard a historic trolley.
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum offers scenic trolley rides,
guided tours, extended tours, Behind the Scenes tours of the Trolley Display
Building, exhibits, a video about the trolley era, a museum store, and a picnic
area. For the 4 mile scenic trolley ride
in a restored streetcar, riders will board at Richfol, “an authentic waiting
shelter preserved after serving the Washington interurban trolley line, origin
of the original museum trackage” (Your Visit).
stop was originally “located in Canonsburg across from Sarris Candy Company” (Your Visit). The Richfol stop later became a school bus
stop before it made its home at the museum in 1982. Along the ride, visitors will see the
Trib-Total Media Trolley Display Building that illustrates the history of the
streetcar trolley era from 1890-1950, shows what makes a streetcar, and
highlights cars from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.
Riders will end the trip at the Visitor
Education Center where they will see “a pictorial exhibit of street railways
and how they related to everyday life during the Trolley Era” and interactive
displays for kids, including the Play Trolley 225 and the Chuggington Train Set (Your Visit).