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Tours for the National Button Society Show
Richmond, Virginia
August 9-16, 2003




Date Time Event Cost

August 9 
8 a.m. - 
6 p.m.
Monticello $69 per person
We will travel to Charlottesville in beautiful Jefferson County, where we will tour Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. For lunch, enjoy traditional Southern Colonial fare at historic Michie Tavern, with a tour of the tavern afterwards. On the way "Home" to Richmond, experience the beauty of the Barboursville Vineyard and Ruins.

 August 9
11 a.m. - 
6 p.m.
Richmond Highlights $40 per person

August 10 

9 a.m. - 
4 p.m. 
Either Saturday or Sunday (your choice), tour the State Capitol of Virginia, designed by Thomas Jefferson and home to the only made-from-life likeness of George Washington; St. John's Church, site of Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty" speech during the 2nd Virginia Conference in 1775; and the Museum & White House of the Confederacy, rated one of the nation's Top Ten Military Museums by USA Today (Nov.'02), is the home of the world's largest comprehensive collection of Confederate memorabilia. Lunch will be on your own in historic Shockoe Slip. A driving tour will be included throughout the day to include the graciously restored neighborhoods of Church Hill, noted for its unique wrought iron designs; Shockoe Valley, once the bustling commerce district of Richmond; and Monument Avenue, one of America's most beautiful boulevards.

August 10 
6 p.m. -
10:30 p.m. 
Dinner and Entertainment aboard the Annabel Lee $60 per person
Enjoy an evening out on the James River aboard the Annabel Lee - a replica of a vintage paddlewheel riverboat. On board you will be treated to true Southern Hospitality with a delicious Southern buffet dinner. After dinner, sit back, relax and enjoy the lively entertainment! You will be dazzled with tunes from the 40s through the 90s.

August 11 
8 a.m. -
6 p.m.
Colonial Williamsburg $69 per person

You will travel to Virginia's most well known attraction - Colonial Williamsburg. With the Freedom Pass, you will be able to explore the many recreated shops, homes, taverns and government buildings of the one-time capitol of Virginia. You may also choose to explore the over 40 boutiques and restaurants in Merchant's Square. Enjoy lunch at your leisure in one of the many taverns along Duke of Gloucester Street. In the afternoon, tour the Williamsburg Winery, one of the few wineries that still store their wine in wooden barrels!

August 12 
1 p.m. -
4 p.m.
Junior Tour to the Science Museum of Virginia $15 per person

The NBS Treasurer, Angie Talaber, has agreed to take the junior members on a tour to the Science Museum of Virginia. This museum contains hundreds of hands-on exhibits designed to encourage visitors of all ages to experiment, learn, explore and delve into scientific concepts.

Additional adults will not be needed for less than 10 participants but would be appreciated.

 August 13 
9:30 a.m.-
8:30 p.m. 
Junior Tour to Busch Gardens Cancelled $84 per person

Grab an adult and enjoy a day of amusement park rides, quaint shops and "old world" food at Busch Gardens. Fly through a recreated Bavarian village at speeds approaching 50 mph on The Big Bad Wolf roller coaster. Experience the world's tallest, most twisted inverted roller coaster on The Alpengeist. Enjoy an oompah-style band and authentic German dances along with the country's finest cuisine in Das Festhaus. For this tour, we need at least one adult per two to three (depending on age) kids. If there is no adult we will match up with another willing adult.


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