2020 Operating Season Schedule and Visitor Rules

The Covid-19 pandemic forces us to temporarily alter our 2020 operating season. As all of our trolley motormen and conductors are volunteers and many are in the highest risk group we must limit the days we will be open. On days we are open we will do our best to follow Governor Wolf’s directives to minimize the Covid-19 risk for both our visitors and volunteers.

The only days we will operate trolleys for the public in October will be Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. Our traditional Pumpkin Patch Trolleys will depart frequently from 10:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. each day. Each paying child may choose a pumpkin when the trolley stops at the pumpkin patch and may decorate it in the pavilion after the trolley ride.

(Santa’s Trolley is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, December 5. Updates will be posted as they become available.)

While we are eager to welcome you back, if you are ill, or have symptoms of the virus or other illness, please do not visit the museum. While we very much appreciate your desire to visit, we know you will not want to risk infecting other visitors or volunteers. Your temperature will be taken and must be less than 100.4º F.

The following guidelines will enhance social distancing, curtail personal contact, and reduce disease transmission opportunity to the greatest extent possible. Thank you for your cooperation during these unprecedented times!

These guidelines can also be downloaded/printed:

RTM 2020 Schedule and COVID-19 Rules (Rev 20-09-16)

Rockhill Trolley Museum 2020 Season Visitors Requirements & Guidelines:

  • If possible, please use advance on-line reservations to ensure seats are available for the day and time you plan to visit. Printed tickets will be issued to on-line purchasers when you arrive; we will know the name under which the reservation was made. Walk-up seats will be sold only if space is available. Please pay for walk-up seats by credit card, debit card, or exact cash. Reservations will be valid only for the specific time on the receipt. To practice social distancing, each trolley will be sold at less than half its capacity. The crew will endeavor to seat passengers to ensure adequate separation between unrelated riders.
  • Riders will be required to wear masks at all times while aboard the trolley, in the Pumpkin Patch or in the decorating pavilion. Our crew will also be required to wear masks. Outdoors on the museum grounds, visitors may remove their masks (if state guidelines in effect at that time permit) whenever they are clearly more than 6 feet from any unrelated person. Please remember that masks are worn as a courtesy to others; your mask protects them and their mask protects you.
  • Although car grab handles and seat handles will be wiped between trips, passengers when inside the trolley can safeguard themselves and those to follow by refraining from touching seats, walls, or windows with their hands.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located around the museum area. All passengers must sanitize their hands before boarding the trolley or entering the restroom. Please wash your hands with
    soap and water before leaving the restroom.
  • Please remain seated to maintain social distancing while aboard the trolley. When outdoors, please maintain a minimum distance of 6 feet from all unrelated visitors.
  • Except for restrooms, in order to maintain social distancing, all buildings are closed to visitors; this includes our carbarns, restoration shop, and museum store. Tours have always been a large part of the museum visitor experience.
  • If you are ill, or have symptoms of the virus or other illness, please do not visit the museum. While we very much appreciate your desire to visit, we know you will not want to risk infecting other visitors or volunteers. Your temperature will be taken and must be less than 100.4º F

Thank you for allowing us to share with you our love for the most fascinating form of transportation ever invented.

Welcome Back East Broad Top Railroad


After eight years of successfully operating trolleys on our own, the Rockhill Trolley Museum is thrilled that there is a new non-profit owner for the East Broad Top Railroad with a mission very similar to our own. We look forward to the success of this new venture and to seeing the East Broad Top Railroad operating once again.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum is deeply grateful to the Kovalchick family for their decades of unfailing support since our first trolley car arrived in 1960. We appreciate everything they and the EBT have done for our preservation efforts and trolley operations. Without their consistent support over the years, the Rockhill Trolley Museum could not have become what it is today.

The Rockhill Trolley Museum management volunteers were kept informed of the negotiations to establish the East Broad Top Foundation Inc. and we are looking forward to working with them. We are thankful for this new beginning for the East Broad Top Railroad and the exciting possibilities the future holds for both of our organizations.ebt_passenger_rear_plat

We are looking forward to making Rockhill Furnace a major destination where historians, railfans and all visitors will be able to ride and experience two very unique forms of transportation.

Please click on eastbroadtop.com for additional information about this new Foundation for the preservation and operation of the East Broad Top Railroad.


2019 Special Holiday Events

Holiday Special Events kick off Friday evening, November 29, with our first Polar Bear Express. Enjoy a brisk nighttime ride through the Pennsylvania countryside among the spectacular lights and seasonal decor.

On December 7, experience Santa’s Trolley, when each child will be visited by Santa and receive a small gift.

Come join us this joyous season!

Holiday Events Dates and Fares

Polar Bear ExpressSanta's Trolley
Fridays and Saturdays
6:30 - 9pm
Nov 29 & 30
Dec 6 & 7
Dec 13 & 14
10am - 4pm
December 7
Adult: $8
Child: $6
All $8



On-line and phone sales end at 2PM the day before any Special Event for which on-line ticket sales are available. While priority boarding tickets purchased on-line may be sold out for one or more Special Event ride departure times, standard walk-up tickets are always available for purchase by cash or credit card on the day of the Special Event. No one who arrives at the walk-up ticket window before closing time will be turned away!