History buffs will love to pay a visit to the battlefield of Antietam in Maryland. With our charter bus service and other transportation options, getting there is easy as part of your stay in Washington, D.C. and around the region.
Watch this video to learn more about Antietam, which is also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. This site is the scene of one of the most significant battles of the American Civil War, which prompted Lincoln to issue a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Visiting Antietam and attractions throughout the regional is easy with Haymarket Transportation, Inc. Whether you’re looking for a guided tour in Washington, D.C. or transportation to sites in Maryland and Virginia, call us at (301) 778-2007.
Most people who travel in wheelchairs have concerns about the accessibility of the cities and attractions that they want to visit. Fortunately, the nation’s capital is well-known for its commitment to making its spaces as accessible as possible, making it the perfect vacation spot for anyone who is concerned about navigating a destination in a wheelchair. Accessible restaurants, hotels, museums, and more can be found across the city. Here is a closer look at a few of the most popular wheelchair-accessible attractions.
The White House
A former occupant of the White House—Franklin D. Roosevelt—was a wheelchair user, so it is no surprise that the building is renowned for its accessibility. It was one of the first accessible buildings in the city, and the staff remains committed to ensuring that guests of all levels of mobility are able to enjoy the space. People in wheelchairs get to experience the same tour as all guests, and an escort will be on hand to assist with ramps and elevators when going between floors. Keep in mind that all guests have to schedule their tours months in advance via their Congressperson or an embassy representative, if a foreign national.
The Capitol is where laws are made, so ensuring it is accessible to all citizens is the responsibility of all members of Congress. Wheelchairs are even available on site, and there are shuttles to help transport people with mobility difficulties from parking areas and to different corners of the building. The Capitol also gets kudos from accessibility activists for having and publicizing comprehensive emergency evacuation plans for people in wheelchairs.
The Smithsonian Institution
Every museum that is part of the Smithsonian Institution is wheelchair-accessible. There is at least one accessible entrance at each museum, and you can get a map of all of the properties that indicates all of the curb cuts, ramps, accessible entrances, and everything else you need to know, so you can plan your visit accordingly.
When you visit the capital, make Haymarket Transportation, Inc. part of your plans. Our charter buses are equipped with wheelchair seating, lifts, and more to ensure that your journey is convenient and comfortable. For more information about our charter buses in Washington, D.C., call (301) 778-2007.
If you have a baseball fan in your group, a trip to Camden Yards is hard to beat. The Orioles’ home base in the downtown Baltimore, near all of the excitement of the Inner Harbor and other area attractions. A charter bus is a great way to transport a group to Camden Yards, whether you’re heading out there for a game or want to take a park tour. Make sure your trip goes off without a hitch with these tips.
Carve Out Time for a Tour Behind the Scenes
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a historic baseball park that combines traditional design with state-of-the-art amenities. When it debuted in 1992, it set a new standard for ballparks that other stadiums across the country have attempted to emulate since. On a tour, you will get to see the inner workings of Oriole baseball and everything that the baseball park has to offer. Tours happen daily during the regular seasons, and private tours for groups are also available. Tours do not operate on days there is a game before 4 p.m., but if you choose a day with a later game, you can take in a tour and game in your visit.
Visit Eutaw Street to See Orioles History
Eutaw Street is the area between the ballpark and warehouse. It closes at 3 p.m. on game days but is otherwise open to the public. There are markers along the street pinpointing the locations of right-fence home runs plus player monuments and food options, including the famous Boog’s Bar-B-Q.
Combine a Trip to the Inner Harbor
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is a can’t-miss spot for anyone visiting the city. A trip to Camden Yards puts in the perfect position to explore the attractions. Make a day of your Baltimore trip to Camden Yards that leaves plenty of time for walking around the Inner Harbor area.
Book your charter bus to Maryland today with Haymarket Transportation, Inc. We can tailor an experience specifically for your group. Find out more about charter buses in Washington, D.C. by calling (301) 778-2007.
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