Advertisement

Trolley ride planned between Discovery Station and Cushwa Basin

June 12, 2008

The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is sponsoring a trolley service between Discovery Station and Cushwa Basin on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The trolley is being provided so visitors can experience both the new permanent C&O Canal Exhibit at Discovery Station and the traveling National Park Canal exhibit at the Trolley Barn at Cushwa Basin.

"This will be an exciting historic ride to experience between downtown Hagerstown and Williamsport on a similar route the original old trolley ran," said Discovery Station President B. Marie Byers. "My Girl Scout Troop No. 30 rode the last (Hagerstown) trolley ride in about 1948."

The open air trolley, owned by Jim Burns, seats approximately 25 people and a round-trip ticket will cost $2 per person. It is expected to depart from Discovery Station approximately every hour and from the Trolley Barn at Cushwa Basin approximately every half hour.

Advertisement

The new permanent C&O Canal Exhibit at Discovery Station celebrates and explains the C&O Canal and its local significance.

The traveling canal exhibit at the Trolley Barn at Cushwa Basin uses hands-on stations to teach visitors about the canal's locks, aqueducts and bridges.

Admission to Discovery Station is free for children younger than 2, $6 for children ages 2 to 17, $7 for adults, and $5 for seniors older than 65 and military ID holders. Discovery Station is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|