Event description

Experience Charlottesville’s historic charm, vibrant autumn splendor, and long-range Blue Ridge Mountain vistas as we visit three Founding Fathers’ homes and stay at the celebrated Boar’s Head Resort.

October 14-17, 2021

Package Includes:

  • • Three nights’ accommodations at AAA four-diamond Boar’s Head Resort
  • • Breakfast daily
  • • Welcome dinner at the Barboursville Vineyards
  • • Farewell dinner at the Boar’s Head Resort
  • • Lunch at Michie Tavern, founded in 1784
  • • All sightseeing and admissions
  • • Motor coach transportation from Raleigh
  • Our State host

Itinerary Highlights:

  • • City tour with Rick Britton, Virginia-based historian
  • • Monticello (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the United States
  • • Montpelier, home of James Madison, author of the Constitution and the fourth President of the United States
  • • Highland, home of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States
  • • Barboursville Vineyards dinner at Palladio Restaurant with wine pairing at each course and presentation by Winemaker & General Manager, Mr. Luca Paschina


$2630 all inclusive per couple, based on double occupancy; $1794 all inclusive, for a single.

Register now and enjoy our risk free deposit. Please ask Sandra Horton at AAA Vacations for details.

For reservations or more information, you may contact Sandra Horton at AAA Vacations by phone at (919) 832-0543, ext. 16050 or email at sdhorton@aaacarolinas.com.


What to expect on an Our State trip:  Traveling with a group of Our State readers is an enriching, enjoyable, and safe way to experience new cultures, people, and places. In addition to the informative narration from the tour director and local guides, an Our State host will be available to assist in making your trip successful. We usually fly to our destination, then travel by a comfortable motor coach with anywhere from 35 to 50 people who appreciate learning about new regions. Your entire trip will be guided, planned, and arranged for your upmost enjoyment. Many activities are things you can only do because you are traveling with Our State. There is some free time built in for you to explore on your own. You can also choose not to attend an activity if you prefer something different. Please let your tour director know if you are not coming on a scheduled day. Many meals are included. Where you have meals on your own, suggestions will be provided. Most of the motor coaches have restrooms but every effort will be made to make regular rest stops. One of the best parts of traveling with Our State is that you will meet new people, many of whom you will already have much in common with since most travelers read the magazine. Many guests often develop friendships that go on long after the tour is finished. Our State trips are generally filled with dynamic and friendly people. Physical requirements: Our tours are physically active but not meant to be strenuous. Please be aware you will be on your feet, walking and standing for much of the day, indoors and outdoors, in all weather conditions and terrains. There will also be extended time on the motor coach when we travel from place to place. If there are any mobility issues you will need to have an able-bodied traveling companion to accompany and assist you. Most days are moderately paced with approximately two to three total miles of walking, possibly including some hills and stairs. We regret that we’re unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Trip Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it. If you have additional questions, please call Our State’s Travel Director Amy Wood Pasquini at 336-286-0600, or email apasquini@ourstate.com.