early 1970’s, three friends came together in Key
West, Florida, united by their passion for history and
their desire to preserve the historic look and feel of
Old Town Key West. Chris Belland, Ed Swift, and Moe Mosher
first worked together restoring the historic storefronts
of Duval Street in the heart of Key West. As visitors began
to flock to Key West, there was an increased interest in
the colorful history of the town. Recognizing this as an
opportunity to tell Key West’s story, the three partners
formed Old Town Trolley Tours,
a tour company that both informs and entertains its guests.
When Old Town Trolley Tours
first started out, the company consisted of a converted
bread truck with a homemade trailer. As the tours
became more popular, the company was able buy a
new fleet of trolleys, which was launched in 1980.
Over the next year, more than 70,000 passengers
toured Key West with Old Town Trolley.
As Chris, Ed, and Moe traveled
the country, admiring the architecture and history
of many of America’s great cities, they were
inspired to expand their business. Starting with
Boston and eventually adding St. Augustine, San
Diego, Savannah, and Washington, DC, Old Town Trolley
boasts over 130 trolleys in 6 cities.
Though the company has grown, its mission to help visitors “See the Best First” has stayed the same. Along with a commitment to quality, Old Town Trolley combines history, fun facts, colorful anecdotes, and outstanding service to provide their guests with a memorable vacation experience.
Join us in any of our great cities and see why our guests say we offer “the best sightseeing tours in the country!”