Will be staying in Gettysburg Farm, ODW in York, PA, or Circle M ODW in Lancaster PA, and looking for a way to drive the toad or ride the Train or Bus into Washington DC or closest Metro Station.
Any Commuters on here that can suggest who to call for help?
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If you're going to Washington D.C. to look around, you're smart to be looking into public transportation!
The Metro there is fabulous, and it'll get you to any attraction you want to see without the hassle of using your car. I used it extensively when I was there some time ago, and I got there to begin with via Amtrak from Washington State.
Amtrak hooks up directly with D.C. Metro...my recommendation is that you locate the station nearest you and park there (or in its vicinity) while using the train to travel to D.C.
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How long do you want to spend in DC. I don't know what an ODW is but if you plan a few days in DC it would be worth going there with the RV. You will save a lot of travel time that way. Cherry Hill Park gives access to the DC Metro from their front gate. DC has so much to see it is worth a couple of weeks.
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We are members of Thousand Trails/Out Door World(ODW) Family of Camp Ground Preserves and will be staying in Pennsylvania. We would like to take maybe a couple of long day trips into DC to refresh our memories of our Nations Capital. We are both Train fans and want to drive to the near station and commute into the Metro and tour the DC and then commute back out to the Camp Ground at the end of the day.
Hope someone can come up with the numbers to call or schedules, ETC.
It has been a while since I've done this so keep in mind that this info may be out of date.....but if you are coming from York....
I used to drive to the light rail station in Hunt Valley (I-83 south to exit 20) and take light rail into Baltimore. Then, switch to the DC trains at Camden Yards and go into DC from there. It takes a while (2 hours?) but is an easy way in and you don't need to get into any city traffic. Lots of parking and space at the light rail station in Hunt Valley
I grew up in York and now live just south of there...
Drive to either Silver Spring, Greenbelt or New Carollton (all in MD) and then take the Metro into the city.
You CAN drive to Hunt Valley and take the metro - but, that's going to be a very long ride. It's quicker and easier to just drive to the DC beltway and then take the metro from there.
Route-wise, I think you'll get to I-83 south to I-695 to I-95. Don't take 295 (Baltimore/Washington Parkway) -- I always seem to hit traffic. It's prettier than I-95, but I always suffer when I get on it (could be me!).
The Metro will take you everywhere you need in DC.
My husband is from DC and he says Gaithersburg on 355 off of 270 is the closest station to Gettysburg. 15 to 270 to 355. Should be exit 11 (270) over to 355.About 59 miles. 270 is busy 6am to 9 and 3-7 Good Luck
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Thanks for info thus far.
Running the info through our Map Program it looks like leaving from the Out Door World Gettysburg Farm Campground in Dover and going down through 15 to 270 to Wheaton Metro Station will be about a 2 hour drive and away from Baltimore, a more direct line to the Metro.
The metro has been recently extended to Wheaton so I guess that is a little shorter than going to Silver Springs, or am I wrong?
We have used the Metro before but from the South of the City so this will be our first from coming in from this side.
The reason for staying at Gettysburg Farm is, as members of Out Door World we stay for free (included in our dues structure) as against the fees of from $30.00 to $70.00 in the closer in to the City Private Campgrounds.
We appreciate the help and advice and are still open to comment or correction to our plans.
Again Thanks for the Info.