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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

October

October

* Historic Huntley program

07 Saturday

* Bread and Butter Tea

(Ages 4 - Adults) 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

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.

Registration Code: 5784037902

$8 / $10

13 Friday
* The Frightful Science of Mary Shelly

(Adults) 7:00 - 8:30 pm

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.  

Registration Code: 5784053601
$25 / $27
14 Saturday
Boardwalk Astronomy

(Ages 12-Adults) 6:30 - 8:30 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:3404865101
$8 / $10
16 Monday
Nature Drawing (4 classes)

(Adults) 4:00 - 4:55 pm

Join local naturalist and artist Margaret Wohler on a walk to learn about the plants and animals that live in Huntley Meadows Park then draw things that you discover on the way. Class focus is on basic drawing skills, color theory, perspective, shading, gesture, contour and realistic rendering. Any supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

Registration Code: 3404326301
$41 / $43
20 Friday

* Twilight Hilltop Tour

(Adults) 6:30 - 7:30 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: 5784833902

$5 / $7

21 Saturday
Evening Stroll

(Ages 6 - Adults) 5:45 - 7:45pm..

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: 3404827901
$8 / $10
22 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: 3404842501

$10 / $12

Huntley Meadow-Ween!

(Ages 3 - 15) 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Would you like to trick-or-treat in the wetlands? Join us and celebrate the season with Halloween-themed activities, crafts and pumpkin painting.

Registration Code: 3404053401
$10 / $12
27 Friday
Family Owl Outing

(Ages 6 and up) 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

Discover the secret world of owls. Learn what makes these raptors excellent night predators with a presentation followed by a trail hike to hopefully hear or spot one of Huntley's resident owls. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Registration Code: 3404039403

$7 / $9

28 Saturday
Spine Tingeling Skulls & Bones!

(Ages 5 and up) 12:00 -1:30 pm.

What stories can skulls, teeth and bones tell us about the life of an animal? Can you identify an animal just by looking at its skeleton? Become a bone detective, use a magnifying glass to examine and touch real animal skulls and bones, and put an animal skeleton together. Make a skeleton craft to take home for your Halloween decorations!

Registration Code: 3404052201

$7 / $9

* 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: 5784039102

$8 / $10