Cool Spring Travelers

Join us each month from September to May as we explore Virginia's historical sites, concerts and museums, guided tours and great restaurants. People of all ages are welcome to attend any of the events. 

Registration for events is located at the Rec Desk. Call (804) 746-0801 or email for more information.




Ferry Farm & Mary Washington House in Fredericksburg | Lunch at Brock’s Riverside Grill

Thur, Oct 25 | 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | Cost: $45 | Limited to 29
Join us as we head north to the historic, quaint town of Fredericksburg, VA.  There we will visit Ferry Farm, the childhood home of George Washington.  There will be a guided tour through the replica Washington House that was built “suspended” over the original house location overlooking the Rappahannock River. The Visitor Center will feature displays of colonial and Civil War artifacts found on the property.   We are then off to lunch at Brock’s Riverside Grill.  After lunch we will head to the Mary Washington House in downtown Fredericksburg for a tour of this lovely home that George purchased for his mother’s retirement. 

Register, select your lunch option and pay $45 at the Rec Center by Mon, Oct 15.


Shirley Plantation on the James | Lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyards | Thurs, Nov 15 | 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM | Cost: TBA | Limited to 15 | Carpool Option Available | REGISTRATION OPENS SOON
Join us as we visit Shirley Plantation sitting on a bluff overlooking the James River.  Encompassing over 700 riverfront acres, Shirley is considered an architectural treasure.  We will have a guided tour of the Great House, which will include stories of the Hill Carter Family members who have lived at Shirley for 12 generations.  We will have time to look around the grounds, gardens and outbuildings as well as the Gift Shop.  We will then have a delicious lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyards nestled alongside the James with breathtaking views of the Presquile National Wildlife Refuges a 1,329 acre island bird sanctuary. 


Register, select your lunch options and pay at the Rec Desk by Nov 8.