We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955
+1 301-384-6088
Website
Save
Review Highlights
not what it once was

Sadly, they had a careless fire about a decade ago that destroyed almost everything they had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jim g
,
Lake Mary, Florida
Truly a trip into the past!

It is such a interesting museum. Saddened when the first museum burned down but this one SO much... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
FTTN
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Read all 33 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“silent films” (3 reviews)
“all ages” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955
CONTACT
Website
+1 301-384-6088
Write a Review
Reviews (33)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 25 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.

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.

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

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 5 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

Thank williamgV9401QO
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visit a lot of Trolley Museums throughout the country and for a day trip for us this is one of the better museums that we go to often. The ride is longer than several others even closer to us, the volunteers are usually friendlier...More

Thank nitadoll
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I visited with my husband and was surprised at how much I enjoyed this small museum. We went on 3 rides on three different trolleys through the woods and back up to the station. You can go on as many trolley rides as you'd like....More

Thank gpmorse
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The ride was the best part of the visit but was too short. Plus, they stopped in the middle of the ride and spent good half of the time checking tickets. Quite boring otherwise. To say that the staff is rude is a huge understatement....More

Thank agk242
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Azucar
65 reviews
1.36 km away
Pizza Stop
5 reviews
1.58 km away
Sole Ditalia Pizza
7 reviews
1.38 km away
Lee's Kitchen
18 reviews
1.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
385 reviews
4.06 km away
Brookside Gardens
225 reviews
4.14 km away
Wheaton Regional Park
110 reviews
4.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from National Capital Trolley Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit