The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum, Scranton

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Our museum is open year round. Trolley rides are available May thru October and during special events.

During the operating season, the trolley excursion will depart from the main passenger platform of the Steamtown National Historic Site. Trips are scheduled at 10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm and 3:00pm, Thursday thru Sunday. Please note that tickets for the trolley excursion are sold at the Trolley Museum building and are not available on the car.

The trolley excursion boarding area is between the Trolley Museum building and the main Steamtown facilities. The scenic route follows a portion of the former Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley (Laurel Line) Railroad right-of-way as it parallels Roaring Brook proceeds past the Historic Iron Furnaces and continues through the Crown Avenue Tunnel – at 4747 feet long, one of the longest interurban tunnels ever built.

An additional extension to the Lackawanna County Stadium at Montage was completed July 14, 2006.

Please call the Museum at 570-963-6590 during regular business hours for the latest information or to make reservations for groups or special events.
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  • I expected a small, general museum... but this place was loaded with terrific details.... just amazing. I understand the rides are 10 miles long... Reduced (COVID) schedule means I didn't get to.....  more »
  • The trolley ride is definitely the highlight of this museum. You are missing out if you do not pay just a little extra for the ride. Inside the 94 year old trolley is the original frame with the...  more »
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  • Great place. Nice trolley ride. Informative. Don't listen to the review about "money for the space". It's to restore history and to keep it alive. It helps pay the upkeep on the rails. The electricity for the trolley. The salary for the employees. The upkeep of the buildings. It's not expensive at all. They also have bells your kids can ring. Trolleys they can role play on. Puzzles for them too. It's worth the visit.
  • Made it just in time for their last ride of the day. Very attentive staff and the conductor was very friendly and knowledgeable. The ride is about 50mins long and the seats are comfy. At the end of the ride there's a small room where one can see how the trolleys are restored and artifacts. There's a museum with history on the electric trolleys but didn't get to check it out this time. Worth it and looking forward to visiting again.

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