HIstoric Raleigh trolley at Mordecai Historic Park

Historic Raleigh Trolley

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The Historic Raleigh Trolleys are Raleigh’s only mobile park facility providing both historic charter tours and special event transportation. Styled after Raleigh’s original trolleys from the early 1900s, you can enjoy the trolleys to learn more about Raleigh’s history or to add a festive flair to your wedding, party, corporate event or other social activities’ transportation needs.


View of the side of the historic Raleigh Trolley
  • 26-passenger capacity.
  • Adults and children welcomed. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Trolleys are enclosed and heated and cooled for your comfort.
  • Large windows provide clear views.
  • Trolley drivers hold Commercial Driver’s Licenses for your safety. 
  • A handicapped accessibility lift is available on some trolleys. If this is needed for your group, please inform the rental personnel when booking.
  • Trolley guides provided for historic tours.
  • Bottled water is welcome. Please wait until after your trolley ride to enjoy other beverages or foods.

Saturday Tours

Red historic Raleigh Trolley parked at Mordecai Historic Park in spring

Join other Mordecai Historic Park visitors for a historic tour on Saturdays from March through December.  For tickets, please go to RecLink to select a date/time under the ‘Tickets and Tours’ section or call (919) 996-4364. Tickets are available one month in advance online, over the phone, or at the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor Center.

  • Trolley tours are offered each Saturday in March through December, with the exception of City Holidays.
  • Hour-long Saturday tours begin and end at Mordecai Historic Park at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check tickets and to meet the trolley on time.
  • Bookings for each Saturday begin one month in advance. Tickets may be purchased online at Reclink, by phone, or at the Mordecai Historic Park Visitor Center (1101 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, 27604). Pay by cash, credit card (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa), or by check to the City of Raleigh.
  • Admission: $10 adults, $6 youth (ages 7-17), and free for children (age 6 and under).

Programs and Special Events

historic trolley with winter holiday decorations

Check out our calendar below for more information about programs and special events at the Borden Building at Fletcher Park, Mordecai Historic Park Tucker House and the Historic Raleigh Trolley!

View the Historic Sites Programs and Special Events Calendar

Private Historic Charter Tours

Group of people loading onto the historic Raleigh Trolley for a tour

Take your friends on a trip through time to enjoy Raleigh’s rich history. Each Raleigh Private Charter Tour can accommodate up to 26 passengers and lasts approximately one hour. Private Charter Tours are booked as staff and trolleys are available, so please book at least 3-4 weeks in advance. To book contact Trolley Rental Manager, Vanessa Jeter at 919-996-4363.

  • Fees: $200 per tour, $100 refundable damage deposit (refunded within 6 weeks of your tour) and a $15 application fee.
  • The pick-up and drop off location is Mordecai Historic Park. Specialty pick-up and drop-off locations within Wake County accommodated for a $50 fee.

Download the Rental Application

Special Event Transportation Rentals

View of the historic Raleigh Trolley driving around downtown Raleigh

Seeking a unique “first look” photo for your wedding day? Need an easy and memorable way to transport wedding guests from their hotel to your big day? Hoping for a special way to celebrate a birthday or other milestone?

Add a festive and unique touch to transportation for your wedding, birthday party, corporate event or neighborhood activity with the Raleigh Trolley!

Identify any itinerary within Wake County and our expert drivers can take you there. They’ll even be happy to stop for photo opportunities at your favorite Raleigh landmarks. To book, contact Trolley Rental Manager, Vanessa Jeter at 919-996-4363.

  • Fees: $100/hour (includes trolley and driver), $100 refundable damage deposit (allow up to six weeks for refund), and $15 application fee.
  • Inclusive hours are from your initial pick-up point to final drop-off point.

Download the Rental Application here


Raleigh Parks strives to provide experiences accessible and welcoming for visitors, including those with disabilities. The Historic Raleigh Trolley regularly used for tours is accessible and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Please confirm when you reserve your tickets or trolley via phone at 919-996-4364 so we can be sure to accommodate everything to your needs.



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Based at Mordecai Historic Park
1 Mimosa Street
Raleigh, NC 27604

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