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Public Tram Tour Season: US National Arboretum Adults: $4, Seniors $3

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

The tram is a professionally driven, taped tour, which highlights the 446 acres of the U.S. National Arboretum’s 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.


On sale at the ticket kiosk located in the parking lot near the R Street Gate.

Tickets must be purchased the day of the tour. Gift Certificates are available.

Ticket Prices:

Adults  $4.00

FONA & NBF members and Seniors $3.00

Children aged 4-16 $2.00

Children under 4 Free (must share a seat with adult if tram is full). *** Refunds are not given unless the U.S. National Arboretum cancels the tour.

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  • LaQuita A. P.

    We had fun day with a great group.

    April 26, 2014

  • LaQuita A. P.

    The closest Metrorail subway stop is Stadium Armory Station on the Blue and Orange lines. Transfer to Metrobus B-2; disembark the bus on Bladensburg Road and walk 2 blocks to R Street. Make a right on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

    April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can you share the agenda for the day. I see the tour takes 45 min but the event is scheduled for much longer. Since I am new to this I was not certain of the format - time to meet- where and the details. Thanks

    April 15, 2014

    • LaQuita A. P.

      The agenda is to take the tram tour and get a feel for interests. How much time do people have to explore? The place is huge and could require several visits.

      April 17, 2014

  • Toni

    Sorry but I won't be able to join you all at the arboretum. Hope to see you next time.

    April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I love the Arboretum! It is one of the loveliest places in DC. My preference is to walk though it.

    March 18, 2014

    • LaQuita A. P.

      An informed walk to know where you are going, what to look for, and some history. Harry, join us as a resource to share with the group.

      March 19, 2014

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