Trolley Barn

Trolley Barn The Trolley Barn and trolleys are a joint project of the California Trolley & Railroad Corporation and History San José.

The Trolley Barn is the physical structure that houses the museum display of the California Trolley & Railroad Corporation (CTRC); this includes vintage restored trolleys, other historic rail vehicles and the machinery that the CTRC volunteers used to restore and continue to use to maintain the trolleys and do the current restoration of a steam locomotive at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. The Trolley Barn is located within the grounds of History Park in Kelly Park in San Jose, California. The vintage trolleys have two rail lines to operate on within the grounds of Kelly Park (usually Saturdays and Sundays - schedule subject to change). CTRC is a 501(3)c non profit and is staffed by volunteers; who maintain and restore the rail vehicles, serve as docents (barn hosts) at the Trolley Barn and drive (motormen/conductors) of our restored vintage trolleys. We are always looking for new volunteers (ladies especially welcome) to join our organization.

Mission: To preserve and reflect the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara Valley for the educational and recreational benefit of current and future generations.

07/01/2019

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00.

Schedule for July 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

All Saturdays and Sundays, Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours EXCEPT SAT July 20th, History Park is closed for PRIVATE event. You may still ride the Trolley on Sat 20th on the outside line but History Park is closed to the public.

06/27/2019

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00.

Schedule for July 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

All Saturdays and Sundays, Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

History San José
06/18/2019

History San José

Greetings to all! We've installed our new sign at the park gate! Thank you, to Decca Design for its creation, and to all of the generous supporters of History Park!

Craig and Roger put the finishing touches on the new sign this morning just in time for Valley of Heart's Delight: Big Band & BBQ, on Saturday, June 22. Come over and have a look!
#historypark #newsignage #valleyofheartsdelight #publicparks #localmuseum

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad
06/05/2019

Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad

Pancake Breakfast is coming up this Saturday!

Pancake Fun Fact: Aunt Jemima was the first lady of pancake mix!
source: Mentalfloss.com

Join us this Saturday from 8:00am to 10:15am for our annual Flapjacks & Railroad Tracks Pancake Breakfast!

06/02/2019

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00 pm.

Schedule for JUNE 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

All Sat/Sun in June Except Saturday June 22 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat June 22 Trolley ND Trolley Barn closed for evening special event.

05/02/2019

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00 pm.

Schedule for MAY 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

All Sat/Sun in May Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

History San José
04/16/2019

History San José

This year's outdoor cinema line up will showcase the quirky genius of director Wes Anderson on the second Friday of every month. Flicks & Grooves at History Park

The beautiful and relaxing Fire House Green inside History Park will serve as a perfect backdrop for the unorthodox filmmaker's cinematic gems including Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, and The Royal Tenenbaums to name just a few.

Bring the whole family down to our outdoor cinema which is debuting in May and running through October 2019. Oscar nominated Wes Anderson's films are bonafide cult classics that you do not want to miss!

#flicksandgrooves #historypark #sanjose #eastsanjose #dtsj #siliconvalley #movies #summer #summerfun #summer2019 #history #music #entertainment #foodtrucks #wesanderson #quirky #Oscar #oscarnominated #cinema

03/31/2019

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00 pm.

Schedule for April 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat/Sun 4/6-4/7 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 4/13 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 4/14 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be closed. History Park is hosting the VW Car Show.

Sat 4/20 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 4/21 History Park, Trolley Barn and Trolley will be closed in observance of Easter.

Sat-Sun 4/27-4/28 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

California Operation Lifesaver
02/28/2019

California Operation Lifesaver

Photographers, stop taking photos of high school seniors, wedding parties, and other subjects on train tracks or trestles. It’s illegal and can be deadly. Responsible photography starts with you! #StopTrackTragedies #NoPhotoIsWorthTheRisk

02/01/2019

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00.

Schedule for March 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

All Sat & Sun in February; Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

California Operation Lifesaver
01/02/2019

California Operation Lifesaver

In 2019 make practicing #RailSafety a priority. Each and every time you are near railroad tracks obey the laws, signs, and signals.
Always Practice #RailSafety #NeverTryToBeataTrain
#NeverDriveAroundtheGates
#StayOffStayAwayStayAlive

Oregon Operation Lifesaver
12/27/2018

Oregon Operation Lifesaver

Photographers, please don't let your clients convince you that taking pictures on or near railroad tracks is a good idea!

12/24/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00.

Schedule for January 2019 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

All Sat & Sun in January; Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

California Operation Lifesaver
12/10/2018

California Operation Lifesaver

Thinking about using the tracks as a shortcut? Think again! It’s not worth risking your life! #StopTrackTragedies #StayOff #StayAway #StayAlive

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00PM.Schedule for December 2018 sub...
11/29/2018
History Park - History San Jose

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00PM.

Schedule for December 2018 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat/Sun All of December: Trolley Barn & Trolley is normal operating hours; subject to closure due to inclimate weather.

Sun Dec 2 History Park hosts Children's Heritage Holiday in History Park - Rain or Shine. For more details visit http://historysanjose.org/wp/venue/history-park/

Parking is available at the City of San Jose Parking Lot at the end of Phelan Avenue.

11/16/2018

History Park (Trolley and Trolley Barn) will be CLOSED this weekend (11/17-11/18) due to air quality.

Please plan accordingly, and note exceptions:

•BAGI, Schmahl will be open for classes as planned.

•Poets will hold a workshop in the Firehouse, but attendees will enter through staff lot.

•CHCP will have a student training, but attendees will enter through staff lot & use BAGI restrooms.

11/06/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00.

Schedule for November 2018 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat/Sun 11/17-11/18 History Park (Trolley and Trolley Barn) will be closed this weekend due to air quality.

Please plan accordingly, and note exceptions:

•BAGI, Schmahl will be open for classes as planned.

•Poets will hold a workshop in the Firehouse, but attendees will enter through staff lot.

•CHCP will have a student training, but attendees will enter through staff lot & use BAGI restrooms.

All Sat & Sun in November Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

South Bay Historical Railroad Society, Inc.
10/21/2018

South Bay Historical Railroad Society, Inc.

09/29/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn & Trolley opens at 12:00.

Schedule for 9/29/18 - 10/28/18 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat/Sun 9/29-10/27 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 10/28 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Parks will be hosting Haunt History Park; a scare-free event for children

Italian Family Festa
08/25/2018

Italian Family Festa

Long week? Wine with us at the Festa Wine Tasting Garden, August 25 & 26, History Park San Jose. We'll have local Italian wineries under the canopy, waiting to share their best wines and share their knowledge and love of wine. See who will be there at http://ow.ly/NCkJ30lxcSn #winetasting #wine #thingstodo

California Operation Lifesaver
08/25/2018

California Operation Lifesaver

Trains overhang the tracks by at least 3 feet in both directions; loose straps hanging form rail cars may extend even further. If you are in the right-of-way next to the tracks, you can be hit by a train. #StayOff #StayAway #StayAlive

California Operation Lifesaver
08/24/2018

California Operation Lifesaver

Walking on railroad tracks is trespassing, you can be ticketed or fined. It is dangerous and illegal. It is not worth risking your life. #StayOff #StayAway #StayAlive

08/20/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn, & Trolley opens @ 12:00.

Sat/Sun 8/25-8/26 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Park will be hosting the Italian Festival. For more info: https://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

Sat/Sun 9/1-9/2 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 9/8-9/9 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 9/15 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 9/16 History Park will be hosting a concert. Trolley and Trolley Barn will be closed,

Sat 9/22 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 9/23 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Park is hosting Antique Autos. Admission: $5 for anyone 3 years and older. Free for participants and HSJ members.

Sat/Sun 9/29-9/30 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Upcoming Events:

Nov 10 www.festivalofpupusas.com
Dec 1 Children’s Holiday Festival

08/18/2018
History San José

The Trolley will be operating and rides are available to the public still but parking in be very limited on Saturday.

Oh, buns! History Park will be closed for a private event on Saturday, August 18. Don't worry, the festival season is still here! #ItalianFestival starts bright and early Saturday and Sunday next week. #sanjose #italianamerican #historypark

07/24/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn, & Trolley opens @ 12:00.

Sat/Sun 7/28-7/29 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 8/4 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Park is hosting Spirit of ’45. Admission is $5 general admission. Kids 3yrs and under are free. WWII and Korean War Veterans FREE. $6 City Parking. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaSpiritof45/

Sun 8/5 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 8/11-8/12 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 8/18 History Park and Trolley Barn will be CLOSED to the public due to a private event. Trolley will be operating normal hours.

Sun 8/19 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 8/25-8/26 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Park will be hosting the Italian Festival. For more info: https://www.italianfamilyfestasj.org/

Upcoming Events at History Park:

Sun 9/9 Mini Makers Faire
Sun 9/23 Antique Autos

For more Info: http://historysanjose.org/wp/events/2018-07/

06/29/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn, & Trolley opens @ 12:00.

Schedule for 6/30 - 7/29 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat 6/30 Trolley Barn and Trolley will be closed. History Park will be hosting Puerto Rican Festival.

Sun 7/1 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 7/7-7/8 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 7/14 Trolley will be operating normal hours. History Park and will be hosting a private corporate picnic; park and Trolley Barn will be closed to the public.

Sun 7/15 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 7/21-7/22 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 7/28-7/29 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

06/02/2018

**NEW HOURS, effective immediately: History Park, Trolley Barn, & Trolley opens @ 12:00.

Schedule for 6/2-6/30 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat/Sun 6/2-6/3 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 6/9 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Park is hosting Portugese Festival.

Sun 6/10 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 6/16-6/17 History Park is closed to host Valley of Hearts Delight fundraiser.

Sat 6/23 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 6/24 Trolley Barn and Trolley will be closed. History Park will be hosting Puerto Rican Festival.

05/20/2018

Schedule for 5/26-6/30 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat 5/26 History Park is closed for Taco Festival of Innovation. Tickets required available as presale and at the gate.

Sun 5/27 History Parkis closed for Cukui Summer Fest. Tickets required available as presale and at the gate.

Sat/Sun 6/2-6/3 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 6/9 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. History Park is hosting Portugese Festival.

Sun 6/10 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat/Sun 6/16-6/17 History Park is closed to host Valley of Hearts Delight fundraiser.

Sat/Sun 6/23-6/24 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

04/24/2018

Schedule for 4/28 - 5/27 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat 4/28 History Park is hosting Walk for Babies from 7-1pm; Trolley running 1pm-330pm, & Trolley Barn normal operating hours.

Sun 4/29 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

Sat & Sun 5/5-5/20 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 5/26 History Park is closed for Taco Festival of Innovation. Tickets required available as presale and at the gate.

Sun 5/27 History Parkis closed for Cukui Summer Fest. Tickets required available as presale and at the gate.

03/22/2018

Schedule for Sat 3/31 - Sun 4/29 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat 3/31 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours
Sun 4/1 History Park, Trolley Barn and the Trolley will be closed in observance of Easter.

Sat 4/7 & Sun 4/8 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

Sat 4/14 History Park is hosting Walk for Autism from 9-1pm; Trolley running 1pm-330pm, & Trolley Barn normal operating hours
Sun 4/15 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

Sat 4/21 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours
Sun 4/22 History Park is hosting VW Car Show; Trolley and Trolley Barn will be closed

Sat 4/28 History Park is hosting Walk for Babies from 7-1pm; Trolley running 1pm-330pm, & Trolley Barn normal operating hours
Sun 4/29 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

02/28/2018

Schedule for 3/1/18 - 3/31/18 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat & Sun in March - Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

01/28/2018

Schedule for 1/27/18 - 2/28/18 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat, Sun in January & February - Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

01/02/2018

Schedule for 1/1/18 - 1/30/18 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat, Sun in January - Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours

11/26/2017

Schedule for 11/26 - 12/31 subject to change; for last minute schedule check, please call us at 408-293-BARN (2276)

Sat 11/26 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 12/2 Santa in History Park. Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours. Trolley and hand car will be operating 12-3pm.

Sun 12/3 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat, Sun 12/9, 12/10 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat, Sun 12/16, 12/17 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sat 12/23 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Sun 12/24 History Park, Trolley Barn, and Trolley will be CLOSED.

Sat, Sun in 12/30, 12/31 Trolley and Trolley Barn will be operating normal hours.

Address

635 Phelan Ave
San Jose, CA
95112

Accessible by VTA line 73.

General information

Schedule is subject to change and special events. Usually, the Trolley Barn is open to visitors Saturdays and Sundays from 1100-4pm and trolleys run from 1130-~315pm. Check the Schedule of Events for closure http://historysanjose.org/wp/events/ or call the Trolley Barn for our operating schedule.

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 15:30
Sunday 12:00 - 15:30

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