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S18T5 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley & Belle Grove Plantation

Enjoy tours of two Shenandoah Valley landmarks. We will travel to Winchester where we will visit the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. The museum offers lots of history, featured art exhibits such as Under the Appalachian Sky: Paintings of Barry Vance, and lovely gardens. Tour at your leisure and then enjoy lunch in the garden area (weather permitting) or indoors in the Learning Center. We will then travel south to Belle Grove Plantation, an authentic 1797 Manor House, built by Major Isaac Hite and his wife Nelly Madison Hite, sister of President James Madison. We will view a short film about the history of Belle Grove followed by a guided tour through the lovely home. After the tour you will have time to visit the outbuildings and grounds before returning to Harrisonburg.

Walking: Moderately Challenging - a good physical challenge, stairs involved, and spending most of the day on the go.

Price per person: $51.00, includes boxed lunch

This package includes the following:
Round trip motor coach transportation
Boxed lunch from Panera Bread of Winchester delivered to museum, (participants will be given lunch options)
Entrance to both locations.

8:30am: Depart from Turner Pavilion parking lot, Liberty St.
9:30am: Arrive at Shenandoah Museum
12:00 noon Boxed Lunch at the museum
1:30pm: Arrive at Belle Grove Plantation
4:00pm: Depart for Harrisonburg
5:00pm: Arrive in Harrisonburg

A suggested $2.00 gratuity will be collected by your tour hosts for the bus driver.
Reservation with payment is due by May 8th, 2018. No Cancellations after May 11, 2018 noon.

As approved by the Advisory Board, if space is available 21 days before a trip, Lifelong Learning Institute members may bring one non-member guest at the cost of the trip plus an additional $5.00. This additional $5.00 check should be made payable to James Madison University. Non-member guests can pay a one-year membership for $20.00, plus the cost of the trip, and not have to wait until 21 days before a trip.
Responsibility on Tours and Class Trips: The tours and class-associated field trips of the JMU-LLI require walking and the physical capability to access sites that may have structural obstacles. By participating, members understand that should they require personal assistance to participate in tours/field trips, they are responsible for securing such assistance. That responsibility includes registering a person with the Lifelong Learning Institute who can and will be totally responsible for providing all assistance. That person must register as a member and pay the cost of the tour/trip.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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