The major streets of Baltimore, Maryland, like many cities in America, were where you could find streetcars running north and south and east and west. Passengers were able to board the streetcar and go anywhere they needed to go in the city day or night. In Baltimore, like many cites, they streetcars were taken off of the streets, and they were gone never to run on the streets again. Today, the people of Baltimore will never see streetcars again… or can they?
Welcome to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum was erected. Running along old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad track, visitors can ride the old streetcars of yesteryear between two loop terminals. When the rides are over, you can walk to the barn and see some of the other cars some of which are under restoration. You can go inside and see old photos and memorabilia plus a model of a streetcar line. There is even a gift shop. A visit to the Baltimore Streetcar Museum will take you back to experience the days and life of the streetcar.
The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is an all-volunteer organization with no paid staff. They are devoted streetcar lovers who want to keep the memory of the streetcar alive for generations to come. They are open Sundays between March and December and on Saturdays between June and October. The hours are from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Admission is $10.00 for adults and entitles you to unlimited rides and, when possible, a car house tour. They are located at 1901 Falls Road in the northern section of the city. You can learn more about the history of streetcars and the museum at https://www.baltimorestreetcarmuseum.org/. It will be a visit that will take you back in time.
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