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National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955
+1 301-384-6088
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One of the better Trolley Museums

We visit a lot of Trolley Museums throughout the country and for a day trip for us this is one of... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Newport, Pennsylvania
Surprising Gem

I visited with my husband and was surprised at how much I enjoyed this small museum. We went on 3... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2016
Kensington, MD
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1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955
+1 301-384-6088
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

We visit a lot of Trolley Museums throughout the country and for a day trip for us this is one of the better museums that we go to often. The ride is longer than several others even closer to us, the volunteers are usually friendlier...More

1  Thank nitadoll
Reviewed July 18, 2016

I visited with my husband and was surprised at how much I enjoyed this small museum. We went on 3 rides on three different trolleys through the woods and back up to the station. You can go on as many trolley rides as you'd like....More

1  Thank gpmorse
Reviewed June 25, 2016

The ride was the best part of the visit but was too short. Plus, they stopped in the middle of the ride and spent good half of the time checking tickets. Quite boring otherwise. To say that the staff is rude is a huge understatement....More

Thank agk242
Reviewed March 4, 2016

We've been about 4 times. We go for the Christmas Holiday-Holly Trolly ride with Santa. We've also gone for the Halloween ride. There isn't much to do but ride the trolley. Sometimes they take you into the room with the trolleys that are no longer...More

Thank PnRoyce
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Having just visited the College Park Aviation Museum, and been pleasantly surprised by the small, yet enjoyable museum - I was expecting something similar from the National Capital Trolley Museum. Such was not the case. As a child, I visited the Seashore Trolley Museum in...More

2  Thank COTraveller33
Reviewed November 11, 2015

Because the museum depends on volunteers, it may be that our experience was better than others because our trolley driver was great. Clearly, he enjoyed what he was doing and though my husband and I at first weren't going to ride the trolley, we are...More

Thank Sharrie B
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit! They have some streetcars on which you can ride around track set up on the property (included in admission). We rode a 1939 NYC car and a 1971 car from the Hague - both very interesting, with friendly and knowledgeable operators/guides....More

Thank BonsterMC
Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Great place you get to learn about trolleys and get a ride. Really fun thing to do. There is an example of it and it a mini city and its really fun place to go

Thank baller32
Reviewed January 31, 2015

The museum was small but interesting, they had a model train and it included a 2 mile trolley ride. However the volunteers clearly did not know how to work with young children and were annoyed when they acted like you would expect young children to...More

Thank 314Matt
Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Its easy to miss to miss this small museum but worth finding. We had my son's 4th birthday party here, when he was mad fir trains and it was perfect. They have restored trolley cars that run every 15 minutes or so. If this is...More

Thank emilyl32
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