Day Trips

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 9:00-4:00pm

Join us as we travel to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond to enjoy 40 acres of spectacular gardens.  The garden's elegant glass-domed conservatory houses an indoor butterfly exhibit called "Butterflies LIVE!".   Enjoy the premier "Origami In The Garden"exhibits of origami metal structures, shopping in The Garden Shop and lunch on your own at The Garden Cafe or the Robins Tea House.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Member $64.00
Guest $74.00
Tangier Island Cruise

Tangier Island Cruise

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm

Join us for a visit to Tangier Island nestled amid the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. After a boat ride on the Chesapeake Breeze ferry we will arrive on the island, where a fresh seafood lunch will be included at Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House. After lunch we can stroll around the town, visit shops, or the Tangier Island History Museum. The activity level for this outing is easy. 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Tangier Island Cruise

Member $128.00
Guest $138.00
Hollywood Casino

Hollywood Casino

Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 9:00-8:30pm

Join us on Sunday, October 7th, for a fun day at the Hollywood Casino

in Charles Town, West Virginia.  The Casino is the place for exciting 

Vegas-style games. Play the slots or enjoy the many table games 

such as Black Jack, Poker, etc.  You will receive $20 in slots play

on arrival.  Lynch on your own at the Casino.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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Hollywood Casino

Members $64.00
Guests $74.00
Air and Space Museum

Air and Space Museum

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 8:00-5:00pm

Travel with us to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where you’ll see a myriad of aviation and space artifacts including the space shuttle Discovery, the Enola Gay, the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, the Concorde and many other famous aircraft and exhibits. Enjoy a show at the Airbus Imax Theatre (additional fee) and watch aircraft land and take-off at Dulles from the observation tower. Lunch is on your own at the museum.

Departs: 8 am, Returns: 5 pm

Activity Level: Easy

Travel Escort: Betsy Bean

Reservation Deadline: Check Availability

Location: The Center

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Air and Space Museum

Member $63.00
Guest $73.00
Travel Session: Flying Circus & the Museum of Culpeper History

Travel Session: Flying Circus & the Museum of Culpeper History

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 9:00-6:00pm

Travel Session: Bealeton, Va., “Flying Circus” & the Museum of Culpeper History (a day-trip led by historian Rick Britton)

We’ll start off by touring the Museum of Culpeper History, then walk to lunch at the fabulous “It’s About Thyme.” In the afternoon we’ll enjoy the stunt-flying and shenanigans performed by the fantastic biplane pilots of Bealeton’s “Flying Circus.” Although these planes are a bit newer than those flown by Jimmy McConnell in World War I, watching them makes it easy to imagine the aerial combat of that bygone age. (Tour departs 9:00 a.m., returns between 5:30 & 6:30 p.m.)

Location: The Center

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Travel Session: Flying Circus & the Museum of Culpeper History

Members $122.00
Guests $132.00
Poquoson Seafood Festival

Poquoson Seafood Festival

Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:00-5:00pm

If you love seafood, join us as we travel to the Hampton Roads area for the 36th annual Poquoson Seafood Festival. The festival features over 150 arts and craft vendors, seafood vendors, commercial vendors and musical entertainment. This festival is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Chesapeake working watermen. Lunch is on your own at the festival - there is a wide variety of seafood for everyone.

Location: The Center

VMFA - Fine Arts and Flowers

VMFA - Fine Arts and Flowers

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 9:30-4:00pm

A spectacular museum-wide exhibit of floral designs inspired by works int he VMFA collection. The exhibit is presented by the Garden Club of Virginia and Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. Lunch is on on your own 

Open to all.

Location: The Center

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VMFA - Fine Arts and Flowers

Member $54.00
Guest $64.00
2018 White House Tour

2018 White House Tour

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 | 5:00-5:30am

This trip to DC for a self-guided tour of the White House adorned in its holiday finest is a perennial favorite! We have requested a tour in December, but the date will be determined by the White House. Please call the travel office to put your name on the interest list as soon as possible. Some walking is involved and there is a possibility of waiting in line at the gate. Lunch is on your own. A valid government-issued United States ID (driver’s license, military ID, etc.) or a valid US or other official government-issued passport is required.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: To be announced