The National Railway Historical Society, 

Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc. (DCNRHS) presents

Appomattox Insider

First Class Private Railcar Journey to 

Lynchburg & APPOMATTOX

From Washington, DC, Friday-Sunday, March 28-30, 2014


          Travel through time aboard the classic 1930’s Pullman rail car DOVER HARBOR to Civil War Lynchburg, Virginia, a major transportation hub of the Confederacy.

          Dover Harbor will leave from Washington Union Station late Friday afternoon, March 28, 2014, with Amtrak’s Northeast Regional #171.  You’ll enjoy cocktails and supper served by our white jacketed stewards.  Upon arrival at Kemper Street Station, we’ll be whisked off to the Kirkley Hotel for a good night’s rest.

Early Saturday morning, we will be picked up by motor coach and taken to Appomattox Court House National Historical Park where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, 149 years ago. You will have an opportunity to explore the village on your own before we meet with National Park Service curator Joe Williams for a special Behind the Scenes Tour.  View the war, and some rarely seen artifacts, from this historian’s unique perspective.  After lunch, we’ll head for Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery where our guides will lead us through the Confederate section, Pest House Medical Museum and Cemetery Center.  We’ll return to the Kirkley Hotel for the evening or you may strike out on your own to see what Lynchburg has to offer.

          Sunday morning, we’ll board the Dover Harbor for the trip northward on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional #156.  Spring will be teasing us with early blooms as we pass Charlottesville, Culpeper, Manassas.  Brunch will be served en route and we’ll arrive at Union Station in the early afternoon.


Includes round trip travel on Dover Harbor between Washington and Lynchburg including onboard meals, beverages, wines and spirits as described; two nights at the Kirkley Hotel; motor coach tours including box lunch and all admissions; gratuities to drivers/red caps.

Occupancy:            Member:     Nonmember:

Single, per person      $629         $659

Double, per person    $569         $599

Triple and quad occupancy also available. 



1.   The Washington DC 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.  Passengers with special dietary needs must notify the reservations agent in writing at least 2 weeks prior to the trip.

2.  This package includes walking tours of historic properties.  Tour participants must be able to walk moderate distances over unpaved surfaces and to negotiate stairs without assistance.

3.  No refund or credit of purchased tickets after February 15, 2014 other than by operator’s cancellation of trip or reselling the space. Operator suggests that passengers obtain trip insurance to cover cancellations resulting from personal emergencies, illness or other causes.

4.  Package does not include gratuities, personal incidental charges, or meals while on trip except as described.

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




Questions? For information, call 703-273-8440

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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).

APPOMATTOX INSIDER     March28-30, 2014

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: ______________________________________________________

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____ 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 - LYNCHBURG, VA from  ____ Washington or  ____ Alexandria


#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $629         = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $659                = $                                       

 Opt. 2 – LYNCHBURG, VA from  ____ Washington or  ____ Alexandria


#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $569         = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $599                = $          _____________      

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                            $                                      


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

___________________________________/____________________ / _____

___________________________________/____________________ / _____

___________________________________/____________________ / _____

___________________________________/____________________ / _____




c/o Michael Wasiljov, Reservations Agent

213 Pangborn Blvd.      

Hagerstown MD 21740-5044

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