The National Railway Historical Society, 

Washington DC Chapter, Incorporated (DCNRHS) presents the

Tidewater Traveler – Garden Sense

Sunday, October 22, 2017



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 #65 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 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).

            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 Alexandria and Washington.


Washington/Alexandria to Williamsburg/Newport News

DCNRHS Members: $239

Nonmembers: $269

Child (ages 2-15): $199



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 202-627-6978 or e-mail


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TIDEWATER TRAVELER- Garden SenseOctober 22, 2017

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 $ 239        = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 269                  = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 199               = $                                       


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

#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 239        = $                                       

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 269                  = $                                       

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 199               = $                                       

TOTAL AMOUNT:                                $                                                      


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

_____________________________________/________________________ / ______

_____________________________________/________________________ / ______

_____________________________________/________________________ / ______

_____________________________________/________________________ / ______


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 Mary Ries, Reservations Agent, 6054 Hunt Club Road, Elkridge MD 21075-5516

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