Day Trips

Virginia International Tattoo 2020

Virginia International Tattoo 2020

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

CANCELED - 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

Gaines's Mill Battlefield

Gaines's Mill Battlefield

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

CANCELED = 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

Fee: free

Tangier Island 2020

Tangier Island 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | 6:30-7:30pm

CANCELED - Join us for a visit to Tangier Island the 'soft crab capital' of the nation. Located in the middle of the Chesapeake this small, quaint fishing village has changed little of the years. Recently the island has experienced encroachment by the waters of the Chesapeake and the island is dealing with changes in the shape and size of their home. We will travel to the island on the Chesapeake Breeze ferry out of Reedville. Lunch (included) at Hilda Crocketts Chesapeake House for fresh seafood and good company. After lunch there is time to tour the village, rent a golf cart and tour the island, of just enjoy the sea air. 

Open to all.

Location: Tangier Island

Fee: free

Farmville - High Bridge

Farmville - High Bridge

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

CANCELED - 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.  Before 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

Fee: free

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

Pay for this event online

Fredericksburg Battlefield

Member $72.00
Guest $92.00
Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Odyssey Cruise - Fall Foliage

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 8:15-5:30pm

UPDATE: We have rescheduled our trip to DC on board the Odyssey Potomac lunch for Friday, October 23rd. 

Space is LIMITED  - Call to check availability to make your reservation 434 974 6538 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 view the Fall scenery if Mother Nature cooperates.   Lunch is included. Activity Level Easy 

Open to all.

Location: The Center