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National Capital Trolley Museum
Based on 8 traveler reviews
Good for a side trip with the kids
Jul 31, 2013 by: NicoleH1 from
There is not much there but it does keep the kids entertained for about an hour. Everybody that works there is a volunteer and extremely nice.
Enjoy a Trolley Ride
Jul 29, 2013 by: John-MaryAnn from Silver Spring
Take a stroll back in time to the time of trolley cars and also take a ride on an operating trolley. Tour the history of trolleys and view artifacts related to trolleys especially in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Guided tours are available in their car barns of their collection of trolleys from the DC Transit, from Europe and other American cities. A trolley ride on one of their trolleys is a delight. Trolleys from their collection are rotated for the rides on specific days. A great outing for families and people of all ages.
Trolleys are fun
May 10, 2013 by: Queenwondergirl from
A small museum great for younger kids or the trolley car lover. There's plenty to learn from displays and the docent and a miniature trolley on tracks. Admission also gets you a ride on the trolley. They have a couple different ones that they switch out. With trolleys returning to DC in 2014 I'm sure this museum will have more traffic. The museum is all volunteers (docents, trolley drivers, mechanics) except the cashier.
Old Fashioned DC Trolley Ride!
Apr 17, 2013 by: Tom H from Dulles, Virginia
I highly recommend this museum and trolley ride if you're looking for a family friendly activity in the DC area. It's right off of the ICC in Colesville MD and the museum and car shop have recently been rebuilt. I wish I had known about this sooner, great activity for the weekend :-).
Very good regional museum
Oct 24, 2012 by: bobthatsme from Silver Spring, Maryland
Don't go expecting too much from this small, regional museum and you can have a very enjoyable experience here. There are basically three parts to it. First, a ride on an old trolley takes you past a small field and through some forest. There's nothing to see, but it makes for a very pleasant outing on a day with good weather. Second is the trolley barn which contains about 8 old trolleys in a large, dimly lit room. Several of them are pushed up against each other making them hard to see and the information signs do not clearly identify which of the trolleys they are discussing, but it's still interesting to see the old trolleys and hear the docent talk about them. Finally there's the Main Hall with its informational placards describing the many trolley lines which used to exist in the DC area and a small auditorium showing short clips of some Harold Lloyd films featuring street cars.
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