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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 weather dependent. The schedules below are subject to change. Please note all tram tours (both reserved and public) will be dependent upon availability of a driver and interpreter.

Public Tram Tours

Public tram tours are available on weekends (May through mid-November) and weekdays during the summer. Tickets are free. Donations to the Friends of Patuxent are greatly appreciated.

Schedule - Public Tram Tours - 2016

(May -
June 19)
(June 20 -
August 30)
(August 31-
November 5)
Week Days Reserved
Tours Only
11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.
Tues. & Wed.
Tours Only
Week Ends 11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.

11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.

11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M.


Reserved Group Tours - The tram may be reserved by schools and other groups.  Please call 301-497-5898 for additional information.  During the school year, preferred reservation times are 10:30 or 11:15.  Other times may be accommodated.

Reserved Group Tours (summer) - The preferred reservation time for reserved groups during the summer is 10:30 AM . The tram may be reserved at the public tram tours (11:30 AM and 1:00 PM) with the understanding that any empty seats may be filled by the general public.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2016
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