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National Capital Trolley Museum

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Amazing old trolleys

Truly a blessing to see these, as they are so old. Some are soon to be restored. But just an FYI... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Olney, Maryland
A fun trip!

This is a small museum but was perfect for a short outing. We took two rides on two different trams... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Chantilly, Virginia
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

They recently increased their prices by nearly double for a child's ticket and have not updated the prices on the website. When I asked about the much higher than expected charge for my family, the ticket vendor was very dismissive and didn't think they should...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Truly a blessing to see these, as they are so old. Some are soon to be restored. But just an FYI, the trolley ride is loud, as in a high pitched screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum but was perfect for a short outing. We took two rides on two different trams and having the opportunity to compare equipment from different eras was very special. A tour of the street car room was fascinating. Perfect for young...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

I wouldn't make a point to travel to the trolley museum if it was far from my house, but at 20 minutes away, it was the perfect Friday afternoon outing with my two small children. Note: They are usually only open on weekends, but have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Terrific history of trolley cars, excellent museum store with many resources for purchase, and fun silent movies playing where trollers are seen in the background. The very best experience is taking the one-mile ride on one of the restored working cars. Spectacular ride with very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

This is a great place to visit to learn about history, mission, and development of trolleys in the U.S. and around the world. It is a great place for "train" enthusiasts. Visitors also have a chance to ride in the operative trolley which takes passengers...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

Small Wondrous Gem! Admission includes all (unlimited trolley car rides) Museum: Conductor gives brief history and there for ?'s; self-guided, excellent history display, real trolley car layout (interactive), theatre (short movie) and Trolley Barn. Today's incredible weather we rode the boat trolley "BTS 606 trolley"...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank SajRN
Reviewed July 19, 2017

Sadly, they had a careless fire about a decade ago that destroyed almost everything they had. They've be rebuilding since, but its tough to get contributions when past efforts have gone up in smoke.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

It is such a interesting museum. Saddened when the first museum burned down but this one SO much better. Parking, displays and trolleys are really better. To get to ride on their trolleys is the best part: to see and feel what trolleys were like...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Went on a field trip with 3-4 year olds. The train ride is terrific! Saw lots of wild life-even on a rainy day. The museum itself is full of train/trolley/local memorabilia-the best part has to be the train ride.

Date of experience: April 2017
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