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Electric City Trolley Station & Museum




Learn how Scranton became named "The Electric City" at the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum. Located on the Steamtown National Historic Site grounds in a restored late 19th-century mill building, it commemorates the first successfully operational electric-powered streetcar system in the U.S. Enjoy the interactive exhibits and displays including vintage trolleys, then climb aboard an authentic 1926 or 1932 antique trolley for a 5 ½ mile trip over Roaring Brook through the mile-long tunnel and along the original “Laurel Line.” 

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The Electric City Trolley Museum collection provides a highly representative picture of the electric railway history of eastern Pennsylvania, from the Philadelphia region to Northeast Pennsylvania. The museum displays a variety of vintage trolleys, as well as a 50-seat theatre, interactive kid-friendly exhibits, trolley displays, mine railway and signal equipment items, vintage street lights, and much more.


Trolley Excursions for the 2024 season will begin on Thursday, April 18th.

During the operating season, the trolley excursion will depart from the main passenger platform of the Steamtown National Historic Site.

Trolley rides are scheduled Thursday - Sunday at 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM. Tickets for the trolley excursion are not available on the car itself and must be purchased in advance at the Trolley Museum.


Throughout the season on select weekends, the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum hosts Special Character Meet & Greet Trolley Excursions, which have included Paw Patrol, Frozen, Star Wars, and more. They also host holiday excursions with Santa, Elf on the Shelf, the Easter Bunny, and the Magical Witch. These excursions have different departure times than the regular season excursions. Please check the individual event for specifics.

*Departure times are subject to change. Please call the museum in advance to verify schedule hours or to inquire about chartering the trolley for a special excursion.

Trolley rides at the Electric City Trolley Museum are actually handicap accessible. Most trolley excursions are taken with the 76, which is a handicap-accessible trolley. However, their backup trolley, the 80, is not handicap-accessible. The 80 is only used under rare circumstances or if the 76 is under maintenance. We recommend calling ahead of time to ensure that the 76 will be used on the day of your excursion.



The museum is open seven days a week from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Please call in advance during snowstorms.


LOCATION: 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA, 18503

PHONE: (570) 963-6590

PARKING: On-site parking is available. The parking lot/museum entrance is on the grounds of the Steamtown National Historic Site, adjacent to Downtown Scranton.

We recommend confirming operating hours and getting up-to-date info directly with the venue prior to your visit.





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