ROCKHILL FURNACE – Children and their parents are invited to ride a real antique electric trolley with the Easter Bunny at the Rockhill Trolley Museum from 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
Children 13 years and younger will receive a gift, and all attendees can have fun with face painting, balloons with Tillie’s Sunshine and crafts in the pavilion after the ride.
Trolleys from York; Oporto, Portugal; and Philadelphia will be available for scenic three-mile rides along the Blacklog Creek, passing the Rockhill Iron Furnace remains to Blacklog Narrows. Other trolleys in the collection include a snowplow, snowsweepers, a freight motor, a Bullet trolley and a 100-year-old interurban trolley undergoing restoration The museum store offers trolley-related gifts, and snacks and drinks will be available at an additional cost.
Fares for the ride are $8 for all riders over 2 years of age; those under age 2 may ride free.
The Rockhill Trolley Museum is on state Route 994, just west of the US 522 / state Route 994 intersection at Rockhill Furnace/ Orbisonia, 25 minutes north of the Fort Littleton turnpike exit. Signs along US 522 guide visitors to the adjacent East Broad Top Railroad. Maps, directions, and more information are available by visiting www.RockhillTrolley.org or calling 814-447-9576 on weekends.
The Rockhill Trolley Museum is Pennsylvania’s first operating trolley museum, founded in 1960 and operating for public education, enjoyment, and entertainment each season since 1962. The museum is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer staffed museum. Interested visitors are invited to join the museum and volunteer to preserve old electric trolley cars for future generations to see and ride.