Day Trips

Tea and History Tour - Belle Grove Plantation

Tea and History Tour - Belle Grove Plantation

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 10:45-6:30pm

We will travel to King George VA to enjoy tea at the historic Belle Grove Plantation.  President James Madison's sister Nelly Madison Hite owned the Inn along with her husband.     After tea, we will have a guided History tour of the home have an in-depth tour of the enslaved community who once labored at the  Belle Grove Plantation. Much research and documentation were put into the "enslaved experience and History tour"  - it answers many questions that arise about the slaves who labored at the Plantation. 

Open to all.

Location: King George VA

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Tea and History Tour - Belle Grove Plantation

Member $101.00
Guest $111.00
Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 9:00-8:00pm

 Try your luck at the Hollywood Casino where there are slots, table games and a large poker room. Lunch on your own. Receive $20 in free slots. 

Open to all.

Location: CharlesTown, WV

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Hollywood Casino Charles Town WV

member $64.00
guest $74.00
Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Friday, April 3, 2020 | 8:15-5:30pm

Join us as we set sail on the Potomac River aboard the glass-topped Odyssey cruise ship.  The Odyssey will cruise beneath historic bridges and travel past Washington, DC's greatest landmarks.  You will be served an upscale, three-course lunch with the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial and cherry blossoms for scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Member $140.00
Guest $150.00
First Manassas or First Bull Run

First Manassas or First Bull Run

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

 

First Manassas or First Bull Run

Wednesday April 8

The Civil War’s first major battle (July 21, 1861.) Stops include the Stone Bridge, Matthews Hill, and Henry House Hill where T. J. Jackson stood like a stone wall. Member $72; Guest: $82

Open to all.

Location: Manassas

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First Manassas or First Bull Run

Member $72.00
Guest $82.00
Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 9:00-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the 24th annual Virginia International Tattoo

which is the largest Tattoo in the U.S.   The Tattoo hosts over 200 performers

from around the world.  It's a colorful celebration of patriotism, pride and

international good-will featuring military bands and drill teams, pipes and drums,

dancers and choirs and a breathless finale!  Lunch on your own.

Open to all.

Location: Norfolk

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Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Members $118.00
Guests $128.00
Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

Gaines’s Mill

Wednesday, May 13

One of the largest of the Seven Days’ Battles (June 27, 1862). Lunch is on your own. After lunch we’ll take in Hollywood Cemetery (final resting place of Jefferson Davis, U.S. presidents Tyler and Monroe, and numerous Confederate generals). Member $72; Guest: $82

Members only.

Location: The Center

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Gaines’s Mill Battlefield

Member $72.00
Guest $82.00
Farmville - High Bridge

Farmville - High Bridge

Thursday, June 4, 2020 | 7:30-3:30pm

High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Once a rail bed, the trail is wide, level and generally flat. Its finely crushed limestone surface and dimensions make it easy to enjoy. The park’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge, which is more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. It is the longest recreational bridge in Virginia and among the longest in the United States. High Bridge, a Virginia Historic Landmark, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Lunch is on your own at the Uptown Café.  After lunch you can choose to walk or rent a bicycle to travel along part of the High Bridge Trail, or shop along Farmville’s quaint downtown area featuring antiques stores, furniture warehouses, and boutiques.

Open to all. Activity level – active 

Open to all.

Location: Farmville VA

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Farmville - High Bridge

Members $43.00
Guests $53.00
Fredericksburg Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 8:30-5:00pm

Virginia’s Civil War Battlefields

On April 17, 1861—after the firing on Fort Sumter, and Lincoln’s call for Virginia volunteers to help put down the rebellion—the Old Dominion, the most populous southern state, voted to secede from the federal union. Once the Confederate capital was moved to Richmond, the South’s only large-scale industrial city, everyone understood that Virginia soil would soon be highly contested. During the bloody four-year conflict, the Old Dominion witnessed over 40 major battles and hundreds of smaller engagements. Indeed, most of the American Civil War was fought in the state of Virginia.

Starting in April 2020, join award-winning Civil War historian Rick Britton as he leads tours to some of Virginia’s most fascinating Civil War battlefields. Open to all. Activity level – active.

Fredericksburg

Wednesday, June 10

One of the war’s 10 biggest battles, (December 11 & 13 1862). Fredericksburg featured urban and rural combat. Stops include Chatham, Prospect Hill, and the famous Stone Wall where 18 assaults were turned back. Member $72; Guest: $82

Members only.

Location: The Center

Fee: free