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Tram Tours

Tram

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 weather dependent. 

Tickets are free and available at the National Wildlife Visitor Center front desk. Donations to Friends of Patuxent are greatly appreciated.  
 

Public Tram Tour Season 2017 
Season Early
Season

(May 6 -
June 15)
Summer
Season

(June 16 -
Sept 3)

Late
Season

(Sept 8  -
Oct 29)
Weekends 11:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
11:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
11:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
Weekdays *Reserved Tours Only
Tuesday &
Wednesdays
Tuesdays,
Wednesdays &
Fridays
11:30 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
*Reserved Tours Only
Tuesday &
Wednesdays



Reservations
Early Season-  The refuge is currently not making additional reservations for the early tram season. 
Summer Season-  reservations are available
Late Season-  reservations are available


The preferred reservation time for groups is 10:30 am and 12:15 pm. These tours can accommodate 40 passengers. Tram reservation can also be made for normal tour times of 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, and 2:00pm. Group sizes for these time slots are limited to 25 participants to allow space for the general public. To make reservations please contact Tim Parker at 301-497-5776.

 

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2017
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