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Mature Adult Trips
Register for trips below via WebTrac, using the trip number, or in person at parks and recreation offices, 262M Cedar Lane,   8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Brookside Gardens
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
8:30 am-2:30 pm

Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning, 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese-Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden, and the Woodland Walk. The formal garden areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. We will enjoy a one-hour guided tour of the gardens, then there will be some time for you to visit the two gift shops and conservatory with tropical plants and seasonal displays. We will enjoy a quality lunch at Mrs. K’s Toll House Restaurant in Silver Spring. Established as a Toll House in 1820, Mrs. K's has been serving metro DC as a restaurant for nearly 100 years. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking. Admission to the gardens and lunch is included in the trip fee.

Trip Number: 441240-A1
Fee: R $65/NR $81.25

Brookside Gardens

Alexandria Torpedo Factory & Water Taxi to National Harbor
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:45 am-4 pm

Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest number of publicly accessible, working artist studios in the U.S. The organization’s nonprofit mission is to foster connections among artists and the public that ignite the creative spirit. We will be greeted by a Torpedo factory volunteer for a brief introduction, then we will be able to explore “art in progress” on our own. We will then enjoy a one-way 25-minute water taxi outing on the Potomac River to the National Harbor where we will dine on the picturesque waterfront at McCormick and Schmick’s Harborside. Trip fee includes lunch and water taxi fee. 

Trip Number: 441241-A1
Fee: R $72/ NR $90

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Mosby's Raids Tour
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
8:30 am-3:30 pm

Join award-winning author William Connery, on a Civil War Tour highlighting Mosby’s Raiders sites. John S. Mosby, also known by his "Gray Ghost" nickname, was a Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. His command, the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby’s Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning-quick raids and ability to elude Union Army pursuers, blending in with local farmers and townsmen. Our stops will include the Fairfax Courthouse, Moore House, and William Gunnell House - all significant in Mosby’s raids. We also will stop at the Ford House, one of the hidden gems of Fairfax. We will then head to Mosby’s House in Warrenton, where he lived after the Civil War. We'll also visit Warrenton Cemetery, where Mosby and his wife, Pauline, are buried. Lunch at Claire’s at the Depot restaurant is included in the ticket price. This trip requires a reasonable amount of walking.

Trip Number: 441242-A1
Fee: R $73/ NR $91.25