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Public Tram Tour Season:
Weekend and Holiday TRAM Tours will resume April 6 through June 1
and resuming again on August 30 through October 13


- Private Tram Tours and Private Guided Tours Available Upon Request -

Tram - On the Grounds
The tram is a professionally driven, taped tour, which highlights the 446 acres of the U.S. National Arboretumís gardens, collections and natural areas. Our 48-passenger open air tram is equipped to accommodate two wheelchair users. It also features a convenient storage bay for strollers and other carry-on items.

During the 35-minute non-stop ride, you will hear an informative, taped narrative about the Arboretum, its history, mission, and research, and the display gardens and collections. Please allow time at the conclusion of your tour for an in-depth visit to some of the collections.

Click here for private tram tours and click here for private guided tours.

 

Public Tram Tour Information
Tour Hours:

12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. - Tram tours run on weekends and holidays only

The 12:00 tour is only available if not previously reserved for a private tour. Please call if you are planning to take this tour.

Tickets: On sale at the Information Desk located in the Administration Building. Tickets must be purchased the day of the tour. Gift Certificates are available.
Ticket Prices:
Adults
FONA & NBF members and Seniors
Children aged 4-16
Children under 4
$4.00
$3.00
$2.00
Free (must share a seat with adult if tram is full).
*** Refunds are not given unless the U.S. National Arboretum cancels the tour.


Private Tram Tour Information
  Reserve a private tour for your club, organization, society or group. Boxed lunches can be provided upon request for an additional fee.
Tour Hours:

The tour must be reserved at least 3 weeks in advance. Tours may be scheduled only on Mondays and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The 12:00 p.m. Saturday tour can be scheduled from April 12 to May 31 and August 30 to October 11.

Tickets: Reservations are needed for the private tours. You may click here to reserve and make a secure online payment. Or, you may contact the Administrative Technician directly. Contact information below.
Ticket Prices: $125.00
Payment must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the reserved tour by cash, check, or money order in U.S. dollars. Gift Certificates are available. Refunds are not given unless the U.S. National Arboretum cancels the tour.

To reserve the tram for your group or for more information, please contact:

Attn: Administrative Technician
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 245-4543
Fax: (202) 447-2811
Tram.USNA@ars.usda.gov



Private Guided Tour Information
 

Reserve a guided tour for your club, organization, society, or group. We offer two types of tours: The Windshield Tour consists of an overview of the grounds on transportation provided by your group. The vehicle will stop at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum and the National Herb Garden since these collections are not clearly visible from the road. Your group may choose to substitute two other stops, but must do so prior to the tour. The Walking Tour gives an up close and personal view of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, The National Herb Garden, the Administration Building terrace and pool, and the Friendship Garden. During both tours, you will learn about the National Arboretum's history, collections, and research.

To request a guided tour, your group must consist of 10 or more and be 5th graders or older.

Tour Hours:

Guided tours may be scheduled Friday-Monday, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The tour must be reserved at least 3 weeks in advance.

Fee: $50.00
Payment must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the reserved tour by cash, check, or money order in U.S. dollars. If your group needs to cancel, we ask that at least 24 hours notice be given. Refunds are not given unless the tour is cancelled by the U.S. National Arboretum.

To reserve a guided tour, or for more information, please contact:

Regina Robinson
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 245-4521
Fax: (202) 245-4575
regina.robinson@ars.usda.gov

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