The National Railway Historical Society,
Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated (DCNRHS)
presents the

Tidewater Traveler

Sunday, October 27, 2013


Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic 1930's Pullman car Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News. On this full day trip, you will be traveling with the hosts of WMAL Radio's Garden Sense program.

      After an early morning departure from Washington Union Station or Alexandria, enjoy breakfast served at your table, as Amtrak's Regional train #67 takes us southward over the trestles spanning scenic tributaries of the Potomac River and through the historic cities of Fredericksburg and Richmond. Make new friends and relax in comfortable Pullman armchairs while white-jacketed attendants serve you beverages, libations, and snacks.

      Shortly before mid-day, Dover Harbor will arrive at Williamsburg. Stroll back in time on the eighteenth century streets in Colonial Williamsburg. Enjoy the beauty of the the restored gardens or tour the historic sites (admission fee) during a six hour visit (the historic district is approximately a six block walk from Amtrak's Boundary Street Station); or, continue your train ride to the end of the line at Newport News where you can visit attractions such as the world famous Mariner's Museum, a short taxi ride from the Newport News Amtrak station (admission fee).  Our trip Destination Guide will give you more information on what to do while in Williamsburg or Newport News.

      Dover Harbor will depart from Newport News in late afternoon with Amtrak's Regional train #66, stopping at Williamsburg on the way. A delicious supper will be served while en route to an evening return to Alexandria and Washington.


Washington/Alexandria to Williamsburg/Newport News

DCNRHS Members: $219

Nonmembers: $249

Child (ages 2-15): $189



1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space. Reservations are not transferable and may not be resold without the consent of the operator.

2. Package does not include attraction admissions charges, ground transportation, personal incidental charges or meals except for meal service as described above while on board Dover Harbor.

3. Children’s fares apply to ages 2 – 15.  Children under age 2, not occupying a seat travel free.  Each child must be accompanied by a full fare paying adult. Above age 15, the full member or nonmember fare is applicable.

4. The Washington D.C. Chapter, NRHS makes every effort to accommodate the physically challenged; however, Dover Harbor as a historic railroad car is not wheelchair accessible. Operator requires those passengers requiring special assistance from others to travel with someone who is able to assist them. Those with special dietary needs must notify the reservations agent in writing at least two weeks in advance of the trip.

5. The General Conditions for tours, trips, excursions and events as published on the DCNRHS web site ( apply.  By making a reservation, participants agree to be bound by both the General and these specific Conditions.


For information, call 703-273-8440 or e-mail


I’m ready to go! My reservation and payment are enclosed:

Name: _____________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________________

Telephone: ____ day  ____ evening _________________________________

Mobile phone (day of trip): ____________________________________

E-mail: ______________________________________________________



____ Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

____ Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:


Card No.: __________________________________________________

Expiration Date (MM/YYYY): ____ / _______

CID # (from back of card) __________

Signature: _________________________________________________

Please reserve the following spaces (please check boarding location):

Opt. 1 - TO WILLIAMSBURG from  ____ Washington or  ____ Alexandria

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 219        = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 249               = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 189           = $                                       

 Opt. 2 - TO NEWPORT NEWS from  ____ Washington or  ____ Alexandria

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 219        = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 249               = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 189            = $                                       

TOTAL AMOUNT:                             $                                                      


Passenger Names (Required)             / DCNRHS Member No. / Option

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_____________________________/________________________ / ______

_____________________________/________________________ / ______

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How I heard about this trip:   ____ Garden Sense Radio Program

____ Trip News E-mail   ____ DCNRHS Newsletter

____ Other _____________________________________________________

Mail to:     WASHINGTON DC CHAPTER NRHS,  c/o Mike Martin, Reservations Agent, 503 Mayfield Avenue, West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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Please Note: For Trips and Events purchased through our on line reservations system a handling fee will be added to your order for each space reserved (in addition to the published fare).

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