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African -Americans at Walney Walking Tour

(12-Adult) Hear the names and stories of many African American families who lived and worked here at Walney. Learn about slave tenancy, stories of resistance and survival.

Afternoon Innovators

(4-Adult) Build, design, engineer and create. Learn STEM as your child tackles history-inspired engineering challenges to solve today’s problems.

Beautiful Handmade Arts

(6-Adult) Gather friends and family together to create art inspired by history. Art reflects the season or month.

Burns Night Scotch Tasting

(21+) Celebrate Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, with a special Scotch whisky tasting. Learn about Scotland’s “water of life” and enjoy samples from each Scotch-producing region. Discover Burns Night supper traditions and raise a glass to Scotland’s favorite dish: the haggis! Delicious Scottish accompaniments served.

Colonial Life for Homeschool

(6-12 yrs.) Did you know that Huntley Meadows Park was once part of George Mason's holdings? Discover this forgotten Founding Father as you make your own candle, design your own stencil to mark crops, write with a quill pen and decide the future of the Virginia colony.

Heroes of History

(8-Adult) Delve into the lives of heroes and see how their deeds and actions influenced and improved our lives. Through hands-on experiences learn how these heroes contributed to society by advancing technology, science, education and public service.

History Tots- Winter

(1-3 yrs.)Bring your toddler to explore history, through sight, sound, smell and touch. Seasonal program includes indoor and outdoor activities. Adults must be able to participate with children. Topics vary with seasons: January- Toys, February-Love.

Lunch and Learn-Black History Month

(12-Adult) When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926, he wanted schools and other organizations to study black history. The week of recognition has since grown to Black History Month. In honor of this month, learn about the enslaved people who made Sully their home during the 18th century. This program includes a visual presentation and hands-on elements. Bring your lunch and your questions, as discussion is welcome.

Making Ice & Ice Cream at Walney

(4-Adult) Crank ice cream as you discover how ice was harvested and stored in this 19th century farm. Try using ice tongs. Children must be accompanied registered adult.

Mason Tea

(Adults) Enjoy an afternoon tea circa 1830 much as Betsey Mason would have with the gleam of polished silver and proper tea etiquette. Sample a menu of tasty treats appropriate to the period in an historic setting as you brush up on your tea history. Includes a tour of Historic Huntley.

Pairing Premium Teas and Chocolate

(14-Adult) Learn about the similarities between theobroma cacao and camillia sinensis, from their growing regions to their processing methods as you taste, compare, and pair special teas and chocolates. Taste some treats made with these two delectable ingredients. A take home sampler included. With certified Tea Specialist Chef Laurie Bell of Great Falls Tea Garden

Secrets, Spies, Sputnik and Huntley

(Adults) Take a stroll with us on the less-visited side of the park to uncover the history of spies, espionage and how the Cold War struggle between the US and the USSR shaped Huntley and the Fairfax County we know today. Meets at South King Highway entrance includes a 2.4 mile walk over flat terrain.

Spy Craft

(7-Adult) Explore the lives of the men and women who passed along secrets and information and the technology they used in dangerous times. Try your hand at a little spy craft to take home!

Taux Trail for Homeschool

(6-12 yrs.) Students spend two hours immersed in the life of Virginia Indians 400 years ago. Grind corn, make a clay pot, master corn darts and other activities.

Tea and Chocolates

(Adults) Indulge in all things chocolate, including the tea! Then enjoy a tour, including the romantic view from Historic Huntley. May be canceled in case of inclement weather.

The View from Huntley

(16-Adult) Take a trip through time as we examine history from the perspective of Historic Huntley.

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