- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 22, 2005

When you go:

Location: The National Capital Trolley Museum is at 1313 Bonifant Road in Colesville.

Directions: From the Beltway, take New Hampshire Avenue north. Go five miles, then turn left onto Bonifant Road. Look for signs on the right.

Parking: Free parking in lot.

Admission: Free. Trolley rides are $3 for adults and $2 for children.

Hours: The museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from January through November. In December, hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. From March 15 to May 15 and Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, the museum also is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. From June 15 to Aug. 15, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. The museum is closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1, but it is open from noon to 5 p.m. Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.

More information: 301/384-6088 or www.dctrolley.org.

Notes:

mThe National Capital Trolley Museum contains a collection of trolley cars that used to run in the District and other cities. It includes a lot of transportation artifacts as well as model trolleys and a few hands-on activities. Visitors also can ride a vintage trolley.

• The museum offers educational programs for preschoolers and grade schoolers.

• The museum also offers birthday party packages on weekends.

• The museum has a small gift shop and picnic area.

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