Posts: Field Trips


April 20, 2019 – Field Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary

Field Trip: Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia PA April 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 1:00pm Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous penitentiary in the world. Some of its most famous in mates include […]


February 16, 2019 – Field Trip at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is the destination for the NVPS February Field Trip, scheduled to meet at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 16th. The museum is located in Chantilly near the Dulles Airport, accessible […]


December 1, 2018 – Field Trip: “Scottish Festival” – Alexandria, VA

Our December field trip will be December 1 in Old Town Alexandria. We’ll start with the Scottish Walk, a holiday parade that’s an Alexandria tradition, with the tartans of Scottish Clans, the  stirring sound of Scottish bagpipes and drums, Scottish […]


November 17, 2018 – Field Trip: “US Botanical Garden” – Washington DC

The U.S. Botanical Garden located at the foot of Capital Hill on the Independence Avenue side of the Mall. Exhibits at the Garden range from roses to orchids, the rainforest of the Mid-Atlantic, endangered plants and the […]


October 24, 2018 – Field Trip: “Great Smoky Mountains” with Bob & Willa Friedman

Hosted by Bob and Willa Friedman The following are some ideas you may want to consider regarding our upcoming field trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This is a very large park with […]


September 15, 2018 Field Trip: Renwick Gallery – “Burning-Man” Exhibit

  September’s field trip will be to the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery Museum (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW). We will meet on Saturday, September 15, 9:50 AM at the front entrance. We’ll also meet for […]


August 16, 2018 – Field-Trip: Longwood Gardens with Stan Bysshe

A favorite summer attraction at Longwood Gardens has recently been restored and brought to nighttime brilliance — the illuminated fountain presentations. We’ll be traveling there for a Thursday field trip on August 16. (The trip […]


July 28th, 2018 – Field Trip: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

The “official” NVPS trip to the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens will be July 28, the weekend following the park’s Lotus and Water Lily festival. The festival is much later in July than prior years, and many […]


May 19th, 2018 Field Trip to the National Arboretum

Our final field trip of the 2017-18 club calendar will be May 19 to the National Arboretum, located at 3501 New York Ave., N.E. We’ll meet at the visitor center at 8:30 — the Arboretum opens at 8:00.   While the insane […]


April 13-15, 2018 – Field trip to New York City

In April, we’ll be going back to New York City (April 13-15). Tentative plans include Times Square at night, Midtown Manhattan (Grand Central Station!), Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights (including views of the Brooklyn Bridge), as […]