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Fall Foliage Train to Michie Tavern

October 15, 2023

Join us on Sunday, October 15, 2023, as we travel by bus and train to Charlottesville, VA.
We will pick passengers up at the Valley View Mall, Roanoke, VA, and take them to the train boarding platform in Roanoke.  We will board the Amtrak train for our scenic excursion. We will arrive at the former Southern Railway station in Charlottesville, VA. The Parks and Rec van/bus will then take us to Michie Tavern.

The dining room at Michie Tavern features Hearty Midday Fare offered by servers in period attire. The rustic Tavern setting renders a dining experience rich in southern culture and hospitality for families to enjoy. The southern buffet is based on 18th century recipes. The buffet features: Southern Fried Chicken, Stewed Tomatoes, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Hot Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Whole Baby Beets, Biscuits and Cornbread, Peach Cobbler, Coffee, Tea and Soda.

After lunch, the group can visit the various historical buildings on the grounds. We will also take you by bus on a local sightseeing tour of the Thomas Jefferson Parkway. We will stop at the gift shop of James Monroe’s Highland and also the gift shop at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.

Homeland Security requires that we have your birthdays on any trip with Amtrak.

PRICE PER PERSON: $99. Full amount is due when reservation is made.

PRICE INCLUDES: Roundtrip Roanoke Parks and Rec transportation, ticket to ride Amtrak train from Roanoke to Charlottesville, an inclusive buffet lunch at Michie Tavern, sightseeing tour of Charlottesville, Parks and Rec transportation from Charlottesville back to Roanoke,  and a tour host.

DEPARTURE TIMES AND LOCATIONS: The Roanoke Parks and Rec van/bus will depart at 7:30 a.m. from the Valley View Mall, Roanoke, VA, (overflow parking area between Belk and I-581).  Return time is around 6:30 p.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY: The trip is based on a minimum amount of paid participants by September 1, 2023. If we cancel the trip, a full refund will be given. If you cancel before September 1, a refund less $35 will be given. After September 1, there will be no refunds.

RESERVATIONS: Call Roanoke Parks and Recreation at (540) 853-2236 or register online at www.playroanoke.com. Click on the Day Trips tab and then on this trip.


October 15, 2023