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*This event has been cancelled. For more information, please contact the Center at 703-790-0123. 


Tuesday, April 30

Historic Garden Week is possibly the most beautiful time of the year in Virginia. Each spring, thousands of visitors are invited to visit over 250 gardens, homes and historic properties during “America’s Largest Open House.”

The Garden Club of Virginia members create hundreds of arrangements that are showcased in the private homes and the unforgettable gardens dazzle those who visit.  The proceeds from the tours help the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic public gardens and landscapes. This year, the tour goes to scenic Lynchburg and the surrounding counties. Visitors can stroll through the gardens and orchards of three small picturesque farms and explore an 1832 home relocated and restored to its original glory. Another interesting property features a cabin with a wide, welcoming porch that was created for a couple who wanted to vacation while just being home. Also of interest is a home that has been renovated and decorated by the famed designer who also lives there.

Included in the tour is a box lunch, hand painted by a local artist. Lunch choices are a chicken salad or a pimento cheese sandwich. Please indicate your choice on the check when registering.

Historic Garden Week in Virginia is something not to be missed! What could be better than wandering through luscious gardens and touring beautiful homes on a lovely April day?

Activity No. 7007.319
$157/$152 MCC district residents, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, admission to houses and gardens, a box lunch, morning snack and a driver’s tip. Arrive at 6:45 a.m. Bus departs MCC promptly at 7 a.m. Bus will return at approximately 7:30 p.m. Please make checks payable to Excursionaire and indicate your lunch choice on your check.

Questions? Contact Maureen Cyron at 703-323-9040 or cyronfam@aol.com.

Online registration is not available for tours and day trips. Please contact the registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711, for registration options.

The Old Firehouse Friday Night Trip
Friday, May 10, 3:30-11 p.m.
Activity No. 5306.319
$55/$45 OFC Members

What better way to spend a Friday night then immersing yourself in all the wonder of the National Harbor. We’ll begin the journey by taking a water taxi across the Potomac, then enjoying a great meal and ending the night admiring Washington D.C. via the Capital Wheel. Dinner and all activities are included, so register today.