The National Railway Historical Society, Washington, D.C. Chapter, Inc. (DCNRHS) presents

The Low Country Limited – Garden Sense

First Class Private Railcar Journey to Charleston or  Savannah

From Washington, DC, Thursday-Sunday, May 1-4, 2014


Join us this Spring for a weekend First Class voyage aboard the classic 1930s Pullman Dover Harbor railroad car to the charming coastal Deep South!  On this special journey, you will be traveling with the hosts of WMAL Radio's Garden Sense program.

     With this rail-only trip from D.C., choose your own tour destination—Charleston, South Carolina or Savannah, Georgia. Both cities offer a range of delights, including a full palette of history, cuisine, culture, and adventure. To learn more or to find events, sights, or a hotel, visit  or

     You’ll depart mid-morning from Washington’s Union Station on Thursday, May 1st with Amtrak’s Palmetto to arrive in Charleston or Savannah by late evening. Our gracious white-jacketed stewards will serve you lunch and dinner, along with plentiful snacks and beverages. While on board, you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery and relax in the comfortable lounge.

     Neither destination requires a car to see many of the architectural and historic sites or to enjoy delicious regional restaurants. You can tour either compact, enchanting city on foot after taxi-ing to a downtown hotel. Or, you can rent a car to visit outlying sites or the Atlantic beaches—with advance reservation, Hertz has a taxi arrangement to their nearby rental facilities.

            You’ll return home aboard Dover Harbor on Sunday, May 4th via the northbound Palmetto, departing Savannah in early morning and departing Charleston mid-morning. Your onboard service will include a delectable brunch and dinner, along with cocktails and softer drinks, for an evening arrival in Washington, in time to enjoy a good night’s sleep at home before a new week.

Get Your Early Bird Discount

Save $50.00 per person when you reserve by Saturday, March 15, 2014.

 Per Person Fares (First Class)

Includes round-trip rail travel only on Dover Harbor from Washington DC to Charleston or Savannah, including meals, snacks, beverages, wines, and spirits as described. 

                                                              DCNRHS MemberNon-member:

Early Bird fare until 3/15/2014                                     $469                   $499

Regular fare after 3/15/2014                                       $519                   $549



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 two weeks in advance of the trip.

2.   No refund of purchased tickets after March 15, 2014, other than by operator's cancellation of the trip or reselling of the space.  The operator suggests that passengers obtain trip insurance to cover cancellations resulting from personal emergencies, illness, or other causes.

3.   Package does not include gratuities, personal incidental charges, tours, local transportation, or accommodations in Charleston or Savannah, or meals except for meal service as described while on board Dover Harbor.

4. 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.




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

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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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Address: ___________________________________________________

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

Opt. 1 - TO CHARLESTON SC from  ____ Washington or  ____ Alexandria

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $469 / $519                                              = $               

#               Nonmember(s) at $499/$549                                                        = $               


 Opt. 2 - TO SAVANNAH GA from  ____ Washington or  ____ Alexandria

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $469 / $519                                               = $               

#               Nonmember(s) at $499/$549                                                         = $               

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                                        $                                                      


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

_____________________________________/________________________ / ______

_____________________________________/________________________ / ______

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c/o Michael Wasiljov, Reservations Agent

213 Pangborn Blvd.

Hagerstown MD 21740-5044

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