The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum

The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, Scranton: Hours, Address, The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum

The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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551melm
Scranton, PA371 contributions
Loved the trolley ride to the baseball stadium
Oct 2018 • Couples
At the opposite end of the Nat'l Park Steamtown Museum, it's a must see. Anyone who remembers trolleys and older model commuter trains in cities of the northeast will love this exhibit. Kids with no memory of the above will also enjoy going on the many models on display. Check ahead to see if and when they're having any trolley rides on the days you choose to visit. It's great fun for kids and adults alike. I've been to the museum on several occasions, with my husband and with friends and relatives. Don't forget to check out the John Oliver exhibit!
Written May 1, 2019
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Michael T
Apex, NC990 contributions
Old School Memories
Apr 2019 • Family
The trolley Museum brings back memories of growing up in a railroad town. We brought our grandson here and he was amazed to learn that trains ran on electric too. They have a nice display of trolley and offer rides in warmer weather. They have a nice children's area where there is a layout of a trolley line. They have house and different kind of things for them to build town along the line. This activity will take about an hour.
Written April 18, 2019
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youthgoes
Lewisburg, PA51 contributions
The Electric City Trolley Station And Museum
Apr 2019 • Friends
This museum is located within the National Park/Mall at Steamtown parking lot complex in Downtown Scranton, PA. In my opinion, given that the Steamtown collection is not original to Scranton, and that Scranton did once have the best trolley network in the country, this is the better choice for your money and time. Featured in the warmer months of the year are trolley rides, which are great for both kids and adults. They also showcase a few trollies, explaining each of the component parts, the history and development of this mode of transportation, an informative video, as well as a gift shop. We did this museum in about an hour, and it was conveniently located. Well worth a trip!
Written April 9, 2019
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Tony D
State College, PA15 contributions
Interesting insights into Trolley history and its role in US
Mar 2019 • Couples
Casual and very inexpensive museum that is well maintained. Very interesting exhibits - lots of reading to do. There were no kids with us but there was an extensive area devoted to children that looked to be a great place that kids would have fun in. Learned a lot about trolley's history. Also got the bonus of seeing the model train setup that John Oliver donated to Scranton.
Written March 4, 2019
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tamul
Waymart, PA86 contributions
Trolley ride overbooked and tight
Feb 2019 • Family
We arrived at 2:45 pm and told the trolley would be pulling out at 3 so booked 6 of us for the special$25.00. For we ran to catch the trolley. The conductor remarked well they overbooked again but happy to squeeze us on along with about ten more people. Tight is a understatement, the three children ages 4,5,6 had to sit on our laps. We did not dare get off the trolley at the 5 min stops in fear of losing our seat. What could have been a fun time was not. They should keep a better count to insure that all have comfortable seating.
Written February 16, 2019
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Gerard D
2 contributions
Great
Feb 2019 • Family
Great trip on the trolley ride
Really cool going thr tunel and going to the stadium
When we got back went to the trolley museum very nice
Written February 12, 2019
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Mike
53 contributions
The are a more interesting part of Scranton's History.
Aug 2018 • Family
The museum is a nice addition to Steam Town and I consider it cleaner and nicer in general. I like the interactivity for younger children and the trolley ride is a nice short excursion.
Written January 16, 2019
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Joe H
Media, PA4 contributions
Electric City Trolley Station was Electric!
Aug 2018
What a wonderful place! Preserving the history of one facet of transportation is important for us now as we determine our best mass transportation options going forward.
Written January 15, 2019
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jeff4935
Philadelphia, PA23 contributions
Modest but effective Museum
Nov 2018 • Couples
Excellent layout with thoughtful displays of memorabilia and technology. Child friendly displays and enthusiastic docent staff. Operating streetcars top off this classy little museum.
Written November 17, 2018
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BOBBYE K
Archbald, PA23 contributions
Great History Lesson as to why Scranton is called The Electric City!
Sep 2018 • Solo
Fascinating look into Scranton's past, at a time when it was in its heyday. I gained a much greater appreciation for the critical role Scranton played in the Industrial Revolution. The staff at The Trolley Museum does an excellent job in educating the public. Kudos to those who labored to bring this museum to fruition, and to those who continue to work to preserve these precious relics, the trolley cars, for future generations!
Written November 6, 2018
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