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Huntley Meadows Park

3701 Lockheed Blvd.
Alexandria, Va. 22306

Trails open dawn to dark daily

Current Visitor Center Hours

July 1- August 31


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

Holiday Hours


* Historic Huntley program

01 Saturday

History Discussions at Huntley

(Ages 15 and up) 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

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. Meets at the Norma Hoffman Visitor Center, 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria VA 22306.

Registration Code: 3403821601

$5 / $7

Evening Stroll

(Ages 6 and up) 8:00 - 10:00 pm.

A naturalist takes you on a relaxing stroll through the park at dusk to tour the woods and wetlands to watch and listen for beavers, owls and other nocturnal residents. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

Registration Code: 3403827901

$8 / $10

07 Friday

Safely See the Great American Eclipse

(Ages 3 and up) 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Come out to your local park and learn about the science behind eclipses what causes them and why they are so locally rare. We will teach you the many ways to safely view the eclipse from where ever you are on August 21st. Program attendees receive a free pair of solar viewing shades.

Registration Code: 3403043701

$7 / $9

* 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: 5783833902

$5 / $7

22 Saturday

Ancient Plants Sketch Hike

(Ages 13 and up) 10:00 am - noon.

Huntley's forests are home to certain plants whose ancestors have been with us since dinosaur times! Learn about the ferns, moss and their allies on a 1.5 mile hike (flat terrain) while keeping a complimentary field sketch book provided by Running Brooke Fund.

Registration Code: 3403834601

$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: 5783039101

$8 / $10

29 Saturday
Evening Walk

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

Join naturalist PJ Dunn to hike the trails after dark, looking and listening for owls, beavers and other night animals.

Registration Code:3403881802
$8 / $10
30 Sunday
Birding for Beginners

(Ages 12 and up) 8:00 to 11:00 am.

Interested in birding? We can get you started. Learn about the park's birds and some basic identification skills. Program begins with an indoor discussion. Children age 12 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

Registration Code: 3403842502

$10 / $12

How to Draw Your Dragon(fly)

(Ages 12 and up) 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Join naturalist/artist Margaret Wohler (illustrator for Huntley's own Dragonfly Guide!) to learn tips and techniques for drawing dragonflies and other insects you might find in the park.

Registration Code: 3403820101

$8 / $10