On this bus tour we will be walking in the Market Square are of downtown Alexandria, VA and visiting three unique museums: The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum boasts a vast collection of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass and medical equipment. It also has a spectacular collection of archival materials, including journals, prescription and formula books, ledgers, orders and invoice. At the Gadsby Tavern Museum we will journey back to the 19th century tavern and discover the role women held in tavern life. This hotel is where famous historical figures and everyday people dined and slept. Our lunch will be at the historic Gadsby Tavern. After lunch we will walk to the gardens of the 18th Century Carlyle house of the founder of Alexandria. Next, we will stroll a few blocks to Lee-Fendall House and Gardens for a tour. En route home we will have dinner at the Dutch's Daughter in Frederick, MD. This is a very special day that includes a bit of walking and stairs.
Monday, May 6
Depart 7 a.m.
Depart from Mechanicsburg Presbyterian Church, corner of 300 E. Simpson and Shepardstown Road. Tour includes morning snack, full lunch, evening meal, three tours, driver tip, round trip Innovations Motorcoach Transporation. Use this phone number for emergency calls the day of the tour - 717 766 6581. We will return home by 9:30 pm.