group pic with stature croppedLocal one-day trips and overnight tours are offered through the Shepherd’s Center of Richmond to members as well as the general public. Past participants have enjoyed plays at Wolf Trap, sight-seeing in New Bern, and touring historic Richmond. Upcoming trips are listed below. To sign up:

  • please call or email the office and confirm space is still available. 804-355-7282.
  • sign up and pay online, or mail your reservation slip and check made payable to “The Shepherd’s Center” to: 3111 Northside Avenue, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23228.
  • A reservation slip for each individual traveler is required.

Bright Star


at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts


Travel with The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond to see Bright Star. Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is excited to be one of the first to bring this popular Broadway musical to Virginia.  Inspired by real events and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steven Martin and Edie Brickell score, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Enjoy great seats and a plated lunch stage side before the matinee begins. For safety concerns during this global pandemic, this trip has been cancelled. Please check back in the coming months for newly scheduled trips!

American Revolution Museum & Virginia Living Museum



pic Am Rev Museum pic Va Liv Museum

Travel with The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond to see these two exciting museums: the American Revolution Museum and the Virginia Living Museum.

Learn the story of our nation’s founding, from the twilight of the colonial period, to the dawn of the Constitution and beyond, at the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown. There will be a guided tour as well as access to the award-winning introductory film, Liberty Fever. Lunch at Riverwalk Restaurant follows our stop at the museum with time to browse the many specialty shops located adjacent to Riverwalk Restaurant.

After lunch, travel to the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, and see living exhibits of Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. While you’re there, travel the universe in the state-of-the-art digital planetarium theater – admission to see their fascinating show, Virginia Skies is included! For safety concerns during this global pandemic, this trip has been cancelled. Please check back in the coming months for newly scheduled trips!


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Travel Policy

1. If you have interest in going on a Shepherd’s Center trip, please send your payment with the slip from the flyer as soon as possible.  This will ensure your reservation, assuming that the trip is not already filled.  If you have waited until close to the time for the trip, please call the office to find out whether the trip is full.  The sooner you get your check to us, the greater the chance that you will be able to go. **Note** The “deadline” on the travel flyer indicates the last day that the tour company accepts reservations.  The trip may be full by that date.  Please register early!

2. We are not able to put your name on the trip roster until we have received a payment and a registration slip from you.  Calling the office to ask to be put on the roster is no longer an option.  It has caused a great deal of confusion in the past and we can no longer do it.

3. If you send us a check and the trip is already full, we will call you to ask whether you would like to be put on the waiting list for that trip.  If you decline, we will immediately return your check.  If you accept and are not able to go because no spot becomes available, we will refund the amount of your check.

4. If you would like to travel with a friend, we must have complete information for that person in order to put them on the roster.  Please do continue to let us know that this person is your traveling companion or roommate, but we cannot put someone on the roster simply as “Mary’s friend Jean”.  When we receive a check and complete information for your friend, we will add him or her to the roster.

5. Health Forms:  For long trips, it is often a requirement for every traveler to submit a health form.  The forms remain in the sealed envelope in which you sent it to us.  They are all put into a large sealed envelope and carried by the trip leader(s).  In the event of an emergency, your health form will be invaluable to the doctor or hospital where you are treated.  All sealed forms are shredded at the end of a trip.  We do not keep them for any reason.

6. Refunds: For short trips of one day, cancellations made within thirty (30) business days of departure are “Non-Refundable,” unless either you or we can find someone to go in your place.  The Shepherd’s Center and the tour company have already made payments for your meals, theater tickets, and so forth.  If there is a waiting list for the trip, then there is no problem.

7. For any trip that lasts 2 days or more, the first $100 of your deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances.  A portion of the balance of your deposit, or any additional payments that you have made may be refundable if either you or we can find someone to go in your place.  Since refund is not guaranteed, we strongly recommend that you consider travel insurance.

8. A brochure for travel insurance is sent to you with the receipt for your deposit.

9. Meal preferences are taken into consideration to the extent that the providers (restaurants, hotels) make options available.  Vegetarian meals, when available, will be listed as such on the travel flyer.

10. Please make The Shepherd’s Center aware of any life-threatening allergies that you may have, such as seafood or peanuts.  We will do our best to take these concerns into consideration, but we cannot guarantee a risk-free trip for you.

11. If you use a walker, cannot climb stairs, or walk distances with ease, please contact the trip leader (listed on the flyer) prior to making your reservation.  Please discuss the demands of the trip with the trip leader.  Together, you can determine whether the trip will be suitable for you.

12. As with any tour sponsor or company, The Shepherd’s Center reserves the right to determine that a traveler is not able to participate in our tour(s).

Thank you!  –  The Shepherd’s Center Travel Committee

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