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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. 

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


Saturday & Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 2pm



Saturday & Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Monday & Tuesday: 11am, 1pm, 2pm



The refuge is currently not making additional reservations for the spring season.

 June – October: The preferred reservation time for groups is 10:30am. An alternate time of 12:15 may also be available. Tram reservation can also be made for normal operation hours, but will be limited to 25 participants, unless currently booked. To make reservations please contact Tim Parker at 301-497-5776. 

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2017
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