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Mature Adult Trips
All Trips depart from the Vienna Community Center, and are offered for ages 55 and over. Bus trips include gratuity for drivers. Register for trips below via WebTrac, using the trip number, or in person at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street SE, 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Historic Blenheim and the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center
Sunday, September 9, 2018 (THIS TRIP IS FULL)
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Historic Blenheim is a central-hall plan, Georgian-style, brick farmhouse built by Albert Willcoxon (c. 1859). It is nationally significant for the voluminous quantity and quality of examples of Civil War inscriptions. We will take a docent-led tour to learn about the more than 122 signatures, pictographs, games, and thoughts that were left on the house's walls by Union soldiers during their occupation of the Fairfax Courthouse area from 1862-63. After lunch we will visit the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center for a program on “Bringing Our Boys Home: Arlington National Cemetery, The First World War, and the Creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” Christopher Warren, senior historian at Arlington National Cemetery, will discuss the impact of World War I on the cemetery and the history behind creation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Lunch at Artie’s is included in the trip price. This van trip is limited to 10 participants.

Activity Number: 241238 A-1
Fee: $28 Residents/$35 Non-residents

Historic Blenheim
Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center

United States Naval Academy Tour and Tea
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 (THIS TRIP IS FULL)
11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Join us for an interesting and informative tour of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, which will include details, events, history, and traditions of this unique institution, as well as high tea at the Naval Academy Club. Everyone must present a valid, unexpired, original government photo ID card or an original, unexpired passport to enter the Naval Academy grounds. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 241241 A-1
Fee: $85 Residents/$106.25 Non-residents

United States Naval Academy

Hemlock Overlook Hike and Paradise Springs Winery
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 (THIS TRIP IS FULL)
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come join us for an adventurous day hiking a two-mile perimeter circuit along the banks of Bull Run near Clifton, and then enjoy lunch, wine tasting, and a tour at Paradise Springs Winery. The forest at Hemlock Overlook is left undisturbed as a sanctuary protected by NOVA Parks. It hosts an abundance of wildlife and vegetation and preserves an important watershed area. This hiking trip has rugged terrain, hills, and large rocks. The Town van will depart the Community Center at 9:30 a.m., driven by a parks and recreation staff member. This trip is limited to 10 participants.

Activity Number: 241240 A-1
Fee: $35 Residents/$43.75 Non-residents

Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
Paradise Springs Winery

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 (THIS TRIP IS FULL)
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Harpers Ferry is a place where two great rivers run together. It also is a place where great stories collide:
  • George Washington’s vision for industry
  • Thomas Jefferson’s love of nature
  • Meriwether Lewis’ dream of discovery 
  • Abolitionist John Brown’s enduring controversy
  • Stonewall Jackson’s largest capture
  • Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, and their struggle for equality. 

These are just a few of the tales time has woven together at Harpers Ferry, which we will discover during our visit. Our tour ends with a walk covering several blocks in the Lower Town. You are free to enjoy lunch on your own and explore and visit the museums and the bookshop downtown. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking. Lunch is on your own. 

Activity Number: 241242 A-1
Fee: $66 Residents/$82.50 Non-residents

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Frederick Douglass House and Anacostia Community Museum
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass escaped and went on to become an influential abolitionist, orator, and writer, serving in high-ranking federal positions under five presidents. This year marks the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth. A ranger-guided, interpretive tour of his home in Washington, D.C. will cover the first and second floors of the house, which sits on top of a hill - there are 85 steps or an accessible ramp on the hill. At the Anacostia Community Museum a docent-led tour will allow us to explore exhibitions focusing on a range of topics facing urban communities today. Lunch at Mama’s Kitchen is included in the trip price. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 241243 A-1
Fee: $56 Residents/$70 Non-residents

Frederick Douglass House
Anacostia Community Museum

Museum of the Bible
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Making its grand opening to the public last November, Museum of the Bible’s 430,000-square-foot building is located just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Museum of the Bible aims to be among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world, showcasing rare and fascinating artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history. You will have time to explore the museum on your own, enjoy a unique restaurant experience in the Museum Café as well as a docent-led tour of “The Bible in American History” exhibit as we walk through America’s history and the impact the Bible had on it. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Activity Number: 241239 A-1
Fee: $44 Residents/$55 Non-residents

Museum of the Bible