Trolley Museum


Trolley2_smThe Hagerstown-Frederick Electric Railway Company operated a trolley through Boonsboro from 1902 to 1938. Response to the first excursion of the trolley was so great in August of 1902 that it swamped the trolley with 500 tickets sold. Electricity was not available in town in the town at the time. By October 31st of that year, U.S. Mail was being carried on the Hagerstown-Boonsboro line. A regular round trip trolley ticket cost $.50.

In June of 1904, a trolley car leaving Myersville jumped the track north of Middletown. On another date, a car carrying freight jumped the track and plowed into a house in Boonsboro.

The Boonsboro Trolley Museum is full of interesting stories and facts about the museum, which is housed in the last remaining trolley station in Washington County. The museum is open by appointment by calling town hall at (301) 432-5141.