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National Capital Trolley Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland

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National Capital Trolley Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland
© National Capital Trolley Museum
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.

Location

1313 Bonifant Road
Silver Spring, Maryland
(301) 384-6088

Hours

January 2-December 30:
Saturday & Sunday noon-5 p.m.

March 15-May 15:
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m

June 15-August 15:
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

October 1 - November 15:
Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Closed December 24, 25, 31, and January 1

Admission

Adults $7; Children and Seniors $5, Museum admission only (no ride) $4

Official Website

www.dctrolley

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