“FIELD TRIP” to Washington DC by Megabus
Saturday, June 3rd
Beginning at Paoli Station
On this day trip, we will take the Megabus from 30th Street Station to Washington DC, eat lunch at the Native American Museum, then take a tour at that Museum. Afterwards, you will be free to visit other museums in walking distance. We return by Megabus to 30th Street Station, and then back out to Paoli for a long but very interesting and rewarding day!!
We will meet on Saturday, June 3rd at the Paoli Train Station, 13 N. Valley Rd., at 7:15 am. Parking at Paoli Station is free on Saturday. At the Paoli Train Station purchase 2 tickets to take the train to, and return from, 30th Street Station. For Seniors over age 65, the cost is $1 each way. You can also buy the ticket on the train. The train leaves Paoli at 7:24 am and arrives at 30th Street Station at 8:05 am. In 30th Street Station, we will walk to board the Megabus. We must be at the Megabus stop at least 15 minutes before departure. The Megabus leaves 30th Street Station at 8:30 am and arrives at Union Station in Washington DC at 11:20 am (you can nap during the trip!). If you prefer to meet us at 30th Street Station instead of Paoli, please let us know. Just arrive 15 minutes before the 8:30 am departure time.
IMPORTANT: You must buy your own round trip tickets for the Megabus online. Go to www.Megabus.com . Put in June 3 for the departure and return dates. Also enter Philadelphia and Washington DC as the origin and destination. Select 8:30 am as the departure time and 5:45 pm as the return time. The cost starts at $24.00 for the round trip. If you have already purchased your return ticket for 6:20 pm, try to cancel that and purchase a return ticket for 5:45 pm.
Before the tour, we will eat lunch at the cafeteria in the Native American Museum. The food is gourmet and thoroughly enjoyable.
After the tour, you have your choice of museums. We suggest the following: Air & Space Museum, The Newseum, and/or the World War II Memorial, all of which are in walking distance of the Native American Museum. The Air & Space Museum is almost next door to the Native American Museum. The Newseum (history of newspapers and other media – it’s truly awesome!) is about two blocks from the Native American Museum. The World War II Memorial is outdoors and is also close to the Native American Museum. We will help anyone that needs directions.
We will meet again at Union Station at 5 pm to catch the Megabus for home. Buy food for dinner there to eat on the bus on the way to 30th Street Station. The Megabus leaves Union Station at 5:45 pm and arrives at 30th Street at 9:05 p.m. The Paoli Train leaves 30th Street Station at 10:09 pm, arriving at Paoli at 10:50 pm.
Wear good walking shoes since we will be walking from the train station to the various museums. Also, in case of rain, please bring a small umbrella. Please be aware that security is very tight at these museums so bring as few items as possible. All the museums have free admission except The Newseum which is not a government facility.
To sign up for this trip, please phone or email Ann Knepper at 610-408-8986 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ann has made this trip to D.C. several times so she can answer any questions that you may have! Just be aware that you must reserve the Megabus tickets on your own.