Ride the Rails in Style on an Original Scranton Trolley
Tour Scranton in style and with a little historical flare on an authentic, electric street car at the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum. You’ll find this gem of a museum located directly across from the Steamtown National Historic Site.
The museum features an array of exhibits dedicated to Scranton’s extensive history with electric trolleys. From original parts and advertisements to fully-restored trolleys, there’s a lifetime of fascinating history to explore. Visitors are welcome to hop on board and look around on several cars. The museum also features extensive displays depicting life and work throughout the era.
On your visit, opt for the ultimate Electric City Trolley experience. After you’ve explored the museum, grab your ticket and make your way to the platform. There, you’ll board a faithfully restored, authentic trolley car for a 5-mile cruise to PNC Field and back. Pay attention along the way as the knowledgeable conductor and driver offer unique facts and share incredible historical tales.
Sit back, enjoy the ride and allow the meticulously-detailed interior of the car to whisk you back in time. Original cane seats, lamps and arched beveled glass on the upper windows are true to the era. Quirky, vintage advertisement cards run along the upper walls of the car. And the windows open to allow for comfortable air flow.
The route is the second star of the show. Your trolley excursion will take you through almost ancient tunnels, across city streets, under bridges, along streams and through the woods. On the way, you’ll pass landmarks like St. Mary’s Cemetery, The Step Falls, an old coal mine and many more. The conductor will conveniently point them out as you go along. Finally, when you reach the stadium, you’ll be allowed to step off and have a look inside the repair shop.
Visit the Electric City Trolley Station & Museum. It’s a truly one-of-a-kind NEPA experience.
We brought our camera along as we stopped in for a museum tour and trolley ride. Have a look: