8/7/2017

Dig It: Archaeology Adventures (8-12yrs) Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  9am Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri
Discover new treasures and learn how our ancestors lived. Archaeology is more than just digging, its solving mysteries like a detective. Visit a nearby archaeological site, labs and museums while getting hands-on interaction with artifacts and developing excavation skills through a mock dig. Bring lunch daily. Download camp forms from website.
 

8/19/2017

Ice Cream at Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley's Harris family may have done. Discover how the histories of ice cream and Huntley follow a similar path from elite luxury to family fare. Tour of ice well and Historic Huntley House included.
 

8/21/2017

Solar Eclipse Festival Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Mon
(4-Adult)Join us on top of Alexandria at Historic Huntley as we celebrate the rare solar eclipse! What were the myths and superstitions behind the history of humans viewing eclipses? Why do solar and lunar eclipses happen? Come and enjoy this fascinating astronomical event with fun experiments, storytelling, safely view the solar eclipse and create crafts to take home.
 

8/23/2017

Citizenship in the World Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Wed
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the World Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.
 

8/25/2017

Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Fri
This program satisfies most of the requirements to earn the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge. Homework and what to bring what to bring can be found online. For programs hosted at Sully Historic Site pre-work is provided via email by the site scout coordinator.
 

8/25/2017

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7:30pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

8/27/2017

Powhatan's People Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sun
(2-Adult) Discover some elements of the Algonquian culture of the Powhatan and Tauxenent Indians such as crafting stone tools, hunting and farming. End the day playing games.Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.
 

9/2/2017

Bread and Butter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(4-Adult) The Huntley villa must have hosted many afternoon teas, but probably not one like this where the guests are asked to make their own fresh butter while we share stories about families who lived here. Teddy bears and favorite dolls or trucks are welcome to partake of the simple fare of bread and butter, fruit, homemade pot cheese, and a selection traditional and herbal teas. Includes tour of Huntley House and grounds.
 

9/8/2017

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

9/8/2017

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7:30pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

9/9/2017

Delicious Dairy at Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
(2-Adult) Churn your own delicious butter and taste fresh cheese you can make at home. Discover how Huntley, once summer home for the wealthy, became a dairy farm. House tour included.
 

9/9/2017

Make Old Fashioned Toys at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sat
(4-Adult) Make simple toys to take home and play games like those enjoyed by the children who once lived at Historic Huntley. Special children's house tour and scavenger hunt included.
 

9/21/2017

American Civics for Homeschoolers 12-18 Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Thu
(12-18 yrs) Freedom in America. This course examines freedom and other politically significant concepts and themes and the key political institutions and policies that have characterized the political culture of the United States from the colonial period to the Reconstruction. Students examine the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and Supreme Court decisions for their lasting impact on the American people, economy and governance. Students will assess causes and consequences, and interpret data to develop evidence-based arguments.
 

9/23/2017

Ice Cream at Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  11am Sat
(2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley's Harris family may have done. Discover how the histories of ice cream and Huntley follow a similar path from elite luxury to family fare. Tour of ice well and Historic Huntley House included.
 

10/7/2017

Bread and Butter Tea Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(4-Adult) The Huntley villa must have hosted many afternoon teas, but probably not one like this where the guests are asked to make their own fresh butter while we share stories about families who lived here. Teddy bears and favorite dolls or trucks are welcome to partake of the simple fare of bread and butter, fruit, homemade pot cheese, and a selection traditional and herbal teas. Includes tour of Huntley House and grounds.
 

10/13/2017

The Frightful Science of Mary Shelly Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  7pm Fri
(Adults) Join us for a chilling celebration of Halloween for adults at Historic Huntley. Dean Howarth, the Natural Philosopher, will demonstrate for you Frankenstein's animation of the dead. Adult beverages and refreshments will be served.
 

10/20/2017

Twilight Hilltop Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  6:30pm Fri
(Adults) Historic Huntley sits high upon a hill overlooking Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park. It's a dramatic setting made all the more stunning by the setting sun. Join us after hours for a special tour and see the house in a different light. Light refreshments served afterward. Dress appropriately for the weather.
 

10/28/2017

Ice Cream at Historic Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(2-Adult) Make and enjoy hand-cranked ice cream as Huntley's Harris family may have done. Discover how the histories of ice cream and Huntley follow a similar path from elite luxury to family fare. Tour of ice well and Historic Huntley House included.
 

11/3/2017

Mason, Custis & Lee Family Tour Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  10am Fri
Includes van transportation and admissions. Discover the family and friends of Historic Huntley owners Thomson and Betsey Mason, including Nelly Custis, Robert E. Lee and George Mason. Tour includes Historic Huntley, Woodlawn, Gunston Hall and the Lee-Fendall House. Pack a bag lunch. Trip departs Historic Huntley at 10am and returns at 4:30pm.
 

11/5/2017

Hardtack and Johnnycakes Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sun
(4-Adult) Get a taste of a Civil War soldier's life as you sample hardtack and freshly made johnnycake, and try your hand at drilling. Which side would you have chosen? Huntley, like the nation, was a house divided. Join an interpreter in period dress to discover what the Masons and other residents of Huntley chose and how those choices made todays Huntley possible.
 

12/2/2017

The Art of the Book: Calligraphy Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  1pm Sat
(12-Adult) In honor of Huntley residents who loved both books and art, we offer a set of classes that introduce different aspects of the art of booking making. Calligrapher Mary Teichman says that 'calligraphy is a great antidote to modern life.' Explore the art of beautiful writing with a variety of pens and brushes.
 

12/16/2017

Civil War Christmas at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Sat
(4-Adult) Huntley was a Union encampment in the first winter of the Civil War. Share a glass of hot cider and shortbread cookies as we discover the wartime experiences of civilians and soldiers in the area. Make a small gift for a loved one and help us illuminate the house and hill as the evening draws to an end.