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Family fun comes on wheels at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum No one wants to live in the past, but spending a day in the bygone trolley era? Well, that's just plain fun. You can do just that at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, an interactive, imagi- native experience for the entire family. Over the last 50 years, the museum has evolved from its beginnings: a united effort to preserve a rich piece of American hist Today, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, in Washington, is home to nearly 50 street and interurban railway cars, along with various locomotives, railway structures and artifacts from one of the nation's most beloved time periods. SUBURBAN PHILA -r, Riding into the trolley era If glass cases and heavy reading arent your thing, you'll find a refreshing take on the "museum" experience at the Pennsyl vania Trolley Museum.Admission to the center includes scenic trolley rides, guided tours, an entertaining video presentation and various interactive exhibits. Wait under an authentic awning for your turn to board a historical, beautifully restored streetcar for a 4-mile round-trip ride.Your ticket is good for unlimited rides, so you can enjoy the clanging bells and clattering wheels time after time. Interactive history With dazzling displays and interactive exhibits, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum makes history fun. "You can hear the rumble of the car and the ding of the bell as you operate authentic trolley controls with our Trolley Operator Simulator" said Scott Becker, executive director of Museum of Natural History. In Octobe the museum. Becker guarantees family members of all ageswill experience some Halloween fun with the enjoy their time at the museum. "It's very interactive," he said."lt's definitely a three-dimension and 27-28. In December, the museum al Learning gets fun at the exciting. interactive and afways festive Pemnsyluania Trolley Museum. saur Train,"in conjunction with Carnegie as it is looking back." The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is at I Museum Road in Washington and is open Pumpkin Patch running Oct. 13-14,20-2 now on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to bring back its much-beloved Santa Trolley, complete with Santa and the Mrs., starting the weekend after Thanksgiving. For a full 4 p.m., with the last tour at 3 p.m. Hours more information or call 724-228-9256. Brigham Young vary by season, so visit for experience Spotting a celebrity ith their familiar rounded windows and nostalgic bells streetcars have certainly had their time on the big screen sometimes as the title character "We have a trolley that was operated by Fred Rogers on ne Looking back. and forward of his episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" And with dozens of cars from Pennsylvania and Ohio, you might even come across a trolley that once served your own ca, with its electric cars and sophisticated neighborhood. list of events and dates, visit the museum'sA journalism graduate from special events page University, Kristen Price has experience writing in a variety of fields, including art and culture, health and fitness and financial a A day at the museum offers perspective on real estate services. Kristen has written for the convenience of today's modern Amer USA Today, SFGate and the Knot. blic transportation systems. But the purpose of the museum isn't simply to help isitors brush up on history content bre to you by pons Celebrating the season With its spirit of excitement and nostalgia, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is certainly worth a repeat trip or several. child and now they're bringing their grand- Since fun seasonal events happen all year long, there's alwayschildren" Becker said.These cars still something new to see and experienc This month marked the museum's first "Jjim Henson's Dino- the trolley era. Its as much looking forward "We have guests come who visited as a operate today, so in many ways we're sl in PENNSYLVANIA TROLLEY MUSEUM