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

Tidewater Traveler

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Experience luxurious rail travel aboard the classic 1930's Pullman lounge/sleeper
Dover Harbor-- travel to the Tidewater region of Virginia to Williamsburg, the Colonial Capital, or to the maritime city of Newport News.

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 autumn colors in 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 home to Alexandria and Washington.


Washington to Williamsburg/Newport News

DCNRHS Members: $199

Nonmembers $229

Child (ages 2-15) $169

1. No refund or credit of purchased tickets after September 1, 2011, 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 610-429-5858 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: _____________________________________________________________________________


How I heard about trip:   E-mail   Chapter Newsletter

Other _____________________________________________________


Check payable to Washington DC Chapter, NRHS

Charge to my Visa/Mastercard:


Card No.: __________________________________________________

Expiration Date: ____________________________________________

Signature: _________________________________________________


#               DCNRHS Member(s) at $ 199  = $                                      

#               Nonmember(s) at $ 229 = $                                      

#               Child (ages 2-15) at $ 169 = $     _________          

TOTAL AMOUNT: $                                          





BOARDING LOCATION:       Washington DC                 Alexandria VA

DESTINATION:           Williamsburg VA            Newport News VA


                 c/o Mike Martin, Reservation Agent

                 503 Mayfield Avenue

                 West Chester, PA 19380-5211

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Video preview of Tidewater Traveler trip.