Day Trips

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Odyssey Cruise - Cherry Blossom Festival

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 8:00-5:30pm

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.  Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Altria Theatre - The Book of Mormon

Altria Theatre - The Book of Mormon

Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 8:30-9:00am

The New York Times calls it "The best musical of the century." This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries sent halfway across the world to spread the good word. Lunch on your own. Waitlist only

Location: The Center

Riverside Theatre - The Color Purple

Riverside Theatre - The Color Purple

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 9:30-5:30pm

From Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller and Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated film comes a stage musical with a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues.  This stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life. Lunch is included.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Hollywood Casino - Daytime Horse Racing

Hollywood Casino - Daytime Horse Racing

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:00-8:00pm

Racing Day at Charles Town - Join us for a day of horse racing. This date is the only daylight racing day of the year. You can also 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: The Center

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Hollywood Casino - Daytime Horse Racing

Member $64.00
Guest $74.00
Virginia International Tattoo

Virginia International Tattoo

Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 9:00-8:00pm

Travel with us to Norfolk to attend the 23rd 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.

Location: The Center

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Virginia International Tattoo

Member $115.00
Guest $125.00
Historic Garden Week

Historic Garden Week

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 8:00-5:30pm

Mark your calendar - details pending. We are planning a garden visit to the most well-known James River plantations in Virginia. - Westover Plantation, Shirley Plantation and Berkeley Plantatation.  We plan to have lunch at the Westover Episcopal Church in Charles City. Details Pending. 

Open to all.

Location: Richmond

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Historic Garden Week

Member $133.00
Guest $143.00
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 9:00-3:30pm

Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677), a Baroque period printmaker, produced up to 2,500 etchings during a prodigious 50-year career.  A promised gift to VMFA, this exhibition presents over 200 Hollar prints - remarkable for their range of subjects, stunning details and rare visuals records of 17th century Europe.  Lunch on your own at the Museum. Activity Level - Easy

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:30-2:00pm

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies in the Conservatory and enjoy thousands of daffodils, tulips, cherry blossoms, azaleas, roses and much more in the garden's fifty acres.   Unique gifts are available for purchase in Ginter's Garden Shop.  Admission is included and lunch is on your own at the Robins Tea House or the Garden Cafe.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Richmond

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Historic Maymont Estate

Historic Maymont Estate

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 8:00-4:00pm

Travel with us back in time to the Gilded Age of America. Built in the era of Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt, The Maymont Mansion and grounds stand today as a remarkably complete expression of opulence and historic spender. The Romanesque style mansion is filled with treasure from around the world on a background of sumptuous interiors. We will enjoy a private tour of the mansion, a walk of the ground then off to the John Marshall Ballroom for lunch (on your own) by Homemade by Suzanne. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Historic Maymont Estate

Member $62.00
Guest $72.00
Historic Dumbarton Oaks Country Estate

Historic Dumbarton Oaks Country Estate

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 7:30-7:00pm

Tour sixteen acres of tier gardens designed by Mildred Bliss in the collaboration with Beatrix Farrand. Explore the museum known for its specialized collection of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian Art. Lunch on your own in Georgetown. Special visit to Georgetown Cupcake as well. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Historic Dumbarton Oaks Country Estate

Member $75.00
Guest $85.00
The Kennedy Center -

The Kennedy Center - "Hello, Dolly"

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 8:30-8:00pm

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, Betty Buckley stars in this universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls the “best show of the year!”    Breaking box office records on Broadway,“ Hello, Dolly” pays tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion.  This musical comedy dream is a “must-see” event.  Lunch on your own at The Kennedy Center.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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The Kennedy Center - “Hello, Dolly”

Member $165.00
Guest $175.00