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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


Spring
March 1 - April 15


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

9am-5pm
Closed
9am-5pm
9am-5pm
9am-5pm
Noon-5pm
Noon-5pm

Holiday Hours

June

June

* Historic Huntley program

01 Friday

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos)

(Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years) 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: 3402893901

$10 / $12

* Storytime on the Hill

(Ages 2 - 12) 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago the way the Mason family may have once done. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view from Historic Huntley. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Code: 5782062602

$5 / $7

02 Saturday

Catch a Critter!

(Ages 4 - Adullt) Noon - 2:00 pm.

Grab a net and join us for a special day with a park scientist to see, touch, and study wetland creatures up close and personal. Use magnifying lenses to study their unique characteristics. What critters live in the wetland? What can these little animals tell us about their home? This rare opportunity to dip-net in the wetland is possible through the guidance of our park naturalists.

Registration Code: 3402051502

$12 / $14

* Bread and Butter Tea

(Ages 4 - Adullt) 3:00 - 4:30 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 of teas. Includes tour of Huntley House and grounds.

Registration Code: 5782037901

$8 / $10

03 Sunday

Birding for Beginners

(Ages 12 - Adult) 8:00 - 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: 3402842501

$10 / $12

06 Wednesday

Birth of a Wetland

(Adults) 10:00 am - Noon

Learn how geology, human land use and wildlife created the park's central wetland. A naturalist-led walk to the wetlands follows the talk. Binoculars recommended.

Registration Code: 3402064301

$9 / $11

07 Thursday

* The Women of Historic Huntley

(Adults) 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

A society matron, an enslaved wife and mother, a farmer's daughter, a military wife; Historic Huntley has been home to some interesting women and has seen the lives of women change dramatically since the house was built in 1825. See Huntley from a refreshingly different view as we stroll the house and grounds.

Registration Code: 5782062802

$5 / $7

08 Friday

Nature Detectives

(Ages 3 - 5) 10:00 - 11:30 am.

Naturalist-led class where child and parent explore nature through hikes, stories, songs, hands-on activities and crafts. Topics vary seasonally.

Registration Code: 3402821101

$12 / $14

* 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: 5782833903

$5 / $7

09 Saturday

Vernal Pools Sketch Hike

(Ages 12 - Adult) 10:00 am - Noon.

What is that awakening noise we hear in the park this time of year? It's our lively vernal pools filled with frog and salamander larva and adults! Learn all about Huntley Meadows' vernal pool habitats and visit a vernal pool to draw its inhabitants. Meets at the South Kings Hwy entrance.

Registration Code: 3402045201

$9 / $11

Walk Like an Animal

(Ages 6 - Adult) Noon - 1:30 pm.

Join a naturalist for a mindful walk through Huntley Meadows. Get a full sensory experience of a place you thought you knew. See from the perspective of a small rodent, smell with the determination of a hungry mole, hear what the fox observes, taste a raccoon seasonal favorite and feel what it's like to be a snake.

Registration Code: 3402064801

$8 / $10

* Ice Cream at Historic Huntley

(Ages 2 - Adult) 2:00 - 3:00 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. Ice well and Historic Huntley House tour included.

Registration Code: 5782039101

$8 / $10

11 Monday

Nature for Tiny Tots (24-42 mos)

(Ages 2 - 3 1/2 years) 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: 3402893902

$10 / $12

15 Friday

* Storytime on the Hill

(Ages 2 - 12) 7:00 - 8:00 pm.

Bundle up in your jammies and bring blankets to sit on and snuggle in as you listen to stories from long ago the way the Mason family may have once done. Enjoy the sunset and spectacular view from Historic Huntley. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration Code: 5782062603

$5 / $7

16 Saturday

Wetland at Dusk

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

Join park naturalists for a relaxing stroll through the park's forest and wetland paths. Look and listen for wildlife settling down or waking up during the transition of day to night.

Registration Code: 3402065003

$9 / $11

17 Sunday

Ancient Plants Sketch Hike

(13 - Adults) 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

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: 3402834601

$9 / $11