National Road Heritage Foundation | Trolley Station Museum
The National Road Heritage Foundation is responsible for ensuring that future generations have an appreciation and understanding of Boonsboro and South Mountain Region history. The promotion of local heritage, preservation of historical and cultural perspective be available to all. To collect, restore, present and preserve numerous artifacts through exhibits, programs and special events for the local community, Washington County, and visitors to the State of Maryland.
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Trolley Station Museum

THE LAST STANDING TROLLEY STATION IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
THE TROLLEY TO BOONSBORO

In 1938, the last trolley,  made its run from Boonsboro station. It was the end of an era in transportation for Washington County.

The trolley ran to Boonsboro from 1902 to 1938.  In its heyday, the trolley ran from Frederick to Middletown, Myersville, Hagerstown, Thurmont, Williamsport and Boonsboro in Maryland and to Shady Grove, PA.

BY 2000

The Town of Boonsboro first thought the building was an old shed.  It turned out to be the last existing station of the trolley line in Washington County.

 

John Frye, historian at the Western Maryland Room at Washington Free Library verified it as the county’s last remaining Blue Ridge Trolley station.

 

After John Frye verified the authenticity of the Trolley Station, John Kendall, who was Boonsboro Town Manager at that time, literally ran down the street to the building that was to be demolished and jumped in front of the bulldozer to stop the destruction of the building.

THE TROLLEY STATION TODAY

The Trolley Station was restored to look like it did back when the station was used for passengers and freight.

Trolley Station Museum in Boonsboro Maryland brought to you by National Road Heritage Foundation.