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.
 

10/7/2017

History Discussions at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  2pm Sat
(Adults) Enjoy a refreshingly different view of history at Huntley Meadows Park as guest speakers join us each quarter for a lively discussion of varied topics. Then enjoy a tour of Historic Huntley. Call 703 768-2525 for this quarter's topic.Historic Huntley, 6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria VA 22306.
 

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. 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, the Lee family 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 soldiers life as you sample hardtack and f reshly made johnnycake and try your hand at drilling. Join an i nterpreter in period dress to write a letter home with pen and ink, l earn to sew on a button, as we share stories about the Masons and o ther wartime residents of Huntley.
 

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. These classes may be taken along or in combination.
 

12/16/2017

Christmas at Huntley Click to Register with Parktakes Online
Location:  Historic Huntley
Start Time/Day:  4:30pm Sat
(4-Adult) Learn about the different Christmas traditions people shared at Huntley over the years. Share a glass of hot cider and shortbread cookies as we make a small gift for a loved one. Then help us illuminate the house and hill as the evening draws to an end.