Best travel days would be Wednesday June 27 and Sunday July 1
Book hotel for Wednesday night through Sunday morning (4 nights)
(June 27, 28, 29, 30)
Culpeper, Virginia is a small town with limited options for transportation. It is expected that most citizens of the Eastern US will choose to drive directly to the conference so that they can come and go easily from their hotel to the NAVCC. We will encourage and help to facilitate ride sharing for those who do not have cars.
Dulles International Airport (IAD) is approximately one hour away via car. Direct flights come each day from all over the world. Ground transportation to Culpeper, Virginia is limited. Rental cars can be reserved at the airport.
Several trains each day leave from Washington, DC’s Union Station for Culpeper, Virginia. Transportation from the station to the hotels on the day before the conference can be arranged by the convention committee volunteers. Schedule and fare information can be found here: www.amtrak.com
While you are here (or on your way), you might take advantage of all that historic Culpeper, Virginia has to offer:
Centrally located between Washington, DC, and the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville to the south, lies Culpeper, the ideal mustering point for great Virginia adventures. Nestled in the Piedmont River Valley between the Rappahannock and Rapidan Rivers, the Culpeper area offers outstanding outdoor adventures, a well-preserved historic downtown with quaint boutiques, restaurants, gourmet shops, and antique stores, and beautiful Virginia countryside.
Just 30 minutes to an hour south are James Madison's Montpelier in Orange County, and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, VA.
To the east, a one-day circuit trip covers several significant battlefields of the Civil War, including the Battles of Brandy Station, Cedar Mountain, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Fredericksburg.
En route, within one hour's drive north to Washington D.C., you can stop at Manassas Battlefield Park, Arlington National Cemetery and Mount Vernon. There are countless museums, monuments and landmarks inside the District of Columbia.
Just west of Culpeper, the lush Piedmont "horse country" rolls into the breath-taking views of the Rappahannock countryside and on to Virginia's Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Mountains.