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Accotink History Talk (12-Adult)

Learn about some of the people who lived in the area of Accotink Creek after 1700 and how they helped shape the area. Learn about Thomas Jefferson’s visit to Oak Hill. Find out how Springfield got its name and stay tuned for the story of the exploding explosive factory. Discover the history of the neighborhood housing developments.


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.


American Indians in Virginia History (1st Grade)

(Grade 1) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom. Our new “Field Trips for All” programs offer parents a unique opportunity to supplement their child’s science learning with real experiences and application of the concepts required in the Virginia standards of learning. Experiences vary by park resources. This program is geared by grade level to provide enrichment to all learners including homeschool. Registration is limited to allow for social distancing. Groups of more than 8 should consider booking a field trip directly with a park by visiting the park’s web site. All attendees, parents and students, must register to control group size.


American Indians in Virginia History (4th grade)

(Grade 4) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom. Our new “Field Trips for All” programs offer parents a unique opportunity to supplement their child’s science learning with real experiences and application of the concepts required in the Virginia standards of learning. Experiences vary by park resources. This program is geared by grade level to provide enrichment to all learners including homeschool. Registration is limited to allow for social distancing. Groups of more than 8 should consider booking a field trip directly with a park by visiting the park’s web site. All attendees, parents and students, must register to control group size.


American Indians in Virginia History (6th Grade)

(Grade 6) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom. Our new “Field Trips for All” programs offer parents a unique opportunity to supplement their child’s science learning with real experiences and application of the concepts required in the Virginia standards of learning. Experiences vary by park resources. This program is geared by grade level to provide enrichment to all learners including homeschool. Registration is limited to allow for social distancing. Groups of more than 8 should consider booking a field trip directly with a park by visiting the park’s web site. All attendees, parents and students, must register to control group size.


Artifacts of the Past

(Pre-K) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom. Our new “Field Trips for All” programs offer parents a unique opportunity to supplement their child’s science learning with real experiences and application of the concepts required in the Virginia standards of learning. Experiences vary by park resources. This program is geared by grade level to provide enrichment to all learners including homeschool. Registration is limited to allow for social distancing. Groups of more than 8 should consider booking a field trip directly with a park by visiting the park’s web site. All attendees, parents and students, must register to control group size.


Change Overtime

(Kindergarten) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom. Our new “Field Trips for All” programs offer parents a unique opportunity to supplement their child’s science learning with real experiences and application of the concepts required in the Virginia standards of learning. Experiences vary by park resources. This program is geared by grade level to provide enrichment to all learners including homeschool. Registration is limited to allow for social distancing. Groups of more than 8 should consider booking a field trip directly with a park by visiting the park’s web site. All attendees, parents and students, must register to control group size.


Civil War

(Grade 4-6) Parks provide an experience not easily duplicated in the classroom. Our new “Field Trips for All” programs offer parents a unique opportunity to supplement their child’s science learning with real experiences and application of the concepts required in the Virginia standards of learning. Experiences vary by park resources. This program is geared by grade level to provide enrichment to all learners including homeschool. Registration is limited to allow for social distancing. Groups of more than 8 should consider booking a field trip directly with a park by visiting the park’s web site. All attendees, parents and students, must register to control group size.


Colors of the Garden

(16-Adult) Enjoy a walk through the garden of Sully, learn what plants they would have had in the 19th century. Learn some history about the colonial revival style of today’s garden. After your walk, find your spot and create your own masterpiece.


Dairy Days-Ice Cream Making & Butter (5+)

(5-Adult) Churn butter, crank ice cream, milk a fake cow, play 18th century games, and experience the products of an historic dairy. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tour cost separate.


Eggster Bunnies

(5-Adult) What is soft, small and rolls instead of hops around? Its an Eggster Bunny. Come visit Sully to make and decorate your own Easter Bunny using the wet felting technique. Program is for family or pod up to 4 people.


Enslaved Lives and the Legacy of Slavery

(Adults) Join an historian for a tour of Huntley that examines the relationship of the Mason family to slavery and recovers insights into the lives of the Humphrey family and other enslaved people whose labor maintained Mason wealth and social status.


Epidemics of the Past

(14-Adult) Disease has always shaped our history. Enjoy a health stroll up to a lovely view while we uncover why the Masons built a summer home upon a hill and how epidemics of the past shaped the society we live in today.


Family Hilltop Outing

(5-Adult) Join us for a family friendly tour of Historic Huntley high upon a hill. What significance does this villa have to one of our founding fathers? Can you hold a block of ice with just one finger? Challenge yourself using historical tools like ice tongs and see if you can master old timey children's games. Hop back in time with us to discover life of days past. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Fancy Paper for Mom

(5-Adult) Looking for an easy gift for Mom on her special day? Be creative by designing some paper that will have her amazed! Learn how to dye paper into colorful designs that can be made into your Mother’s Day card or create a booklet for her. Program is for family or pod up to 4 people.


Grind Day

(6-Adult) We’re running the mill like it’s 1811 when the mill was first operating. Fresh products, stone-ground on-site. Come learn how an Oliver Evan's mill operates and don't forget to buy your grain at the historic General Store before you leave.


Hidden in Your Backyard: History of Cains Branch

(5-Adult) Hike the trails and learn about the history of abandoned sites hidden from most visitor’s view. Follow trails of forested areas and Cain’s Branch waterway to learn about the life of early inhabitants who made Sully their home. This outdoor guided program does involve some walking over uneven terrain and along trails. For more information, please call 703-437-1794.


History Tots-Spring

(11 mos.-3 yrs.) Bring your toddler to explore history through sight, sound, smell and touch. Program includes indoor and outdoor activities. Adults must be able to participate with children. Topics vary with seasons: March-Textiles; April-Animals on the Farm; May-Trains.


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