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Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, Va. 22306
703-768-2525


Trails open dawn to dark daily


Current Visitor Center Hours


Summer
July 1- August 31


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

9am- 5pm
Closed
9am- 5pm
9am- 5pm
9am- 5pm
9am- 1pm
9am- 1pm

Holiday Hours

August

August

* Historic Huntley program

12 Saturday
Boardwalk Astronomy

(Ages 12-Adults) 8:00-10:00 pm.

What's new in the night sky? Join park naturalists as they take you on a tour of constellations, comets and other current events happening in the heavens above. Canceled in case of rain or other severe weather.

Registration Code:3403865101
$8 / $10
13 Sunday
Dragonflies

(Ages 12-Adults) 9:00-11:00 am.

Learn about the life cycle, behavior and identification of Huntley's many dragonflies and damselflies. Venture to the wetland to observe these acrobatic fliers in action. Canceled if rain.

Registration Code: 3403842301
$8 / $10
19 Saturday

Sketch Hike: Historic Huntley

(Ages 12 and up) 10:00 am - noon.

Join park naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler for a hike through history. Meet at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center and hike up to Historic Huntley for some breathtaking views while sketching some of the Mason family villa's historic architecture and landscaping.

Registration Code: 3403899401

$8 / $10

* Ice Cream at Historic Huntley

(Ages 2 and up) 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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.

Registration Code: 5783039102

$8 / $10

21 Monday
Nature for Tiny Tots

(Ages 2 to 3 yrs 6 mos) 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.

Registration Code:3403893907
$12 / $14
* Solar Eclipse Festival

(Ages 4 and up) 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

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.

Registration Code: 5783048101
$8 / $10
23 Wednesday
Nature for Tiny Tots

(Ages 2 to 3 yrs 6 mos) 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.

Registration Code: 3403893908
$12 / $14
24 Thursday
Nature for Tiny Tots

(Ages 2 to 3 yrs 6 mos) 10:00 - 11:00 am.

Children and their parent learn about plants, animals, and their habitat through songs, crafts, and activities. Topics vary each class.

Registration Code:3403893909
$12 / $14
25 Friday

* Twilight Hilltop Tour

(Adults) 8:00 -9:00 pm.

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.

Registration Code: 5783833903

$5 / $7

26 Saturday

Evening Walk

(Adults) 8:00 - 10:00 pm.

Join naturalist P.J. Dunn to hike the trails after dark as you look and listen for owls, beavers and other night animals.

Registration Code: 3403881803

$8 / $10

27 Sunday

* Powhatan's People

(Ages 2 and up) 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

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.

Registration Code: 5783029301

$8 / $10