The National Capital Trolley Museum preserves the history of Washington, DC's electric street railways with a collection of trolleys that date back to 1898 to 1945. Many of the trolleys were originally used in Washington DC, but there are also cars from New York, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands. See a model layout representing a Washington streetscape from the 1930's and exhibits of street railway artifacts and photographs.
The highlight of your visit is that you can take a ride on a real trolley on the one-mile demonstration railway.
The museum was relocated due to the construction of the InterCounty Connector to a new larger facility adjacent to its original location in Northwest Branch Park. The new building includes a streetcar display barn, a building for streetcar maintenance, and a visitor center. The National Capital Trolley Museum offers school group tours and is available for birthday parties. During the holiday season, the museum hosts a Holly TrollyFest and you can ride the streetcar with Santa.
1313 Bonifant Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
Admission and Hours
Admission for adults is $7; Children and Seniors are $5 Museum admission only, without the trolley ride, is $4. More information on ticketing and seasonal opening hours can be found on the Trolley Museum website.