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National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955
+1 301-384-6088
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Fantastic time well spent

Terrific history of trolley cars, excellent museum store with many resources for purchase, and fun... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
William Reese S
Kingston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Wonderful information and ride

This is a great place to visit to learn about history, mission, and development of trolleys in the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“silent films” (3 reviews)
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1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955
+1 301-384-6088
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Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank William Reese S
Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 August 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

3  Thank Sheila J
Reviewed 19 July 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.

Thank jim g
Reviewed 1 June 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

Thank FTTN
Reviewed 24 April 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.

1  Thank beachslut
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the area a long time but somehow missed this till now. We went for the Santa train and the kids loved it. They have a couple mile track that runs through the woods and you get to ride in various of their...More

1  Thank DC_travellers
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were looking for something to take our granddaughter to. She loves trains. This place was fantastic between the trolley rides in the different cars and the working model, she loved it.

1  Thank heintzelman46
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The National Capital Trolley Museum was a wonderful place to visit especially for a day trip. I took my mom and we loved all the wall displays and also the trolley house as well. The people there were very helpful and were also very knowledgable...More

2  Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is an excellent place to bring the kids on the weekends. The staff is very friendly and know all about the DC transient system. They have a variety of trolelys to ride and you can take as many rides as you like. We rode...More

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