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Tram Tours


Enjoy a half-hour guided tour through forest, meadows, and wetlands around the National Wildlife Visitor Center. The tram is a 40 passenger, all-electric, open-air vehicle which provides a unique type of access to the wildlife and their habitats at the Patuxent Research Refuge.

Tram Tours are seasonal and are weather-dependent. The schedules below are subject to change. Call 301-497-5772 to confirm schedule.

Public Tram Tours

Public tours are available

  • weekends (mid-March through mid-November)
  • weekdays (summer).

Tickets:  Free, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Donations towards educational and interpretive programs are welcomed and appreciated

Schedule - Public Tram Tours - 2015

(March 14-
June 21)
(June 22 -
August 30)
(August 31-
November 14)
Week Days Reserved
Tours Only
11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M.
Tours Only
Week Ends 11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M.
11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M.
11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M.



Reserved Tram Tours

The tram may be reserved by schools and other groups for a typical daytime tour. The tram holds 40 passengers.

Weekdays (during the school year):
Preferred reservation times are: 10:30AM, 11:15AM and 12:00PM. Other times may also be accommodated.

Weekdays (during the summer):
Preferred reservation time is 10:30 AM. The tram may also be reserved at public times (11:30 AM, 1:00PM, and 2:00PM) with the understanding that any empty seats can be sold to others who are interested.

Reservation Information

The tram may be reserved by calling 301-497-5898. 

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015
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