|Address:||1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 12–5PM 12–5PM|
I thought this place would be small and boring but wow was I ever surprised. We had people in our group ages 2 to 67 and all of us were very impressed with the staff, displays and rides. They have many displays, a barn with quite a few trolleys and a couple of miles of track where you can ride different trolleys from different eras. For a small fee we all had a blast. Many in our group remembered the street cars in DC in the 50s and early 60s. They have one of those in the barn with many photos of the old DC system on the walls. What childhood memories we shared! There are funny trolley videos to watch also to add to the fun.
Very nice little museum. It is limited, especially for very young kids, but I thought still fun. Im thinking about going when Santa in on the trolleys. Someone mentioned rude staff... and I almost certainly know who they are talking about! One sour-puss guy does work they. But, something worth sharing is that all the conductors and rail maintenance staff are volunteers. 100% doing this out of the the joy of the job. They even have to buy their own uniform. Theres one guy that actually greases the rails manually by walking along the track and using some applicator tool.
Extremely rude staff with borderline abusive behavior. Otherwise, museum was boring. Most of the kids cried or try to wonder off. If somebody did walk a few steps away from the guide he said that they have to stand next to him or leave. Mind you they have nothing of value there that cant be approached. The ride was alright but not very picturesque with views of highways and open fields.
Small place, but very nice. We did the trolley ride 3 times (unlimited rides) and saw deer, turkeys, and a fox. The silent films were funny. Run by friendly volunteers. Great if you have a spare hour.
My father brought me here as a child and now I get to do the same for my son. What a great tradition you have made for my family. THANK YOU!!
Small museum but packed with information. Rode the trolley 3 times with my grandsons, ages 10 to 5. They all really enjoyed the museum.
It was a good day to enjoy and see how far we have come in the last 50 years from street cars to busess to metro trains and etc.
The trolley ride and trolley barn tour are good. The model is fun for little kids. The rest of the museum is kind of limited.
If youre into trolleys, this is your Nirvana. If not, its mildly informative. You get a ride in a trolley as part of it.
I loved it and my 6 year old did too, volunteer ran and they do a great job!
This is an industrial age living history!
Best experience ever
Very cool place