Historic Huntley Hosts Variety of Programs
The Fairfax County Park Authority and the Friends of Historic Huntley did not recently renovate Historic Huntley just to save a building. They wanted Fairfax County residents to learn about the site’s rich and colorful history – like its ghosts.
Girl Scouts will have a chance to brave a night in the historic house and hear about its ghost stories at a program called History on Haunted Hill. Make plans for storytelling, fall foods and overnight fun with friends starting at 6 p.m. on the spooky date of Oct. 13, 2012. Courageous Boy Scouts get their turn hearing the chilling tales during an overnight stay one week later, on Oct. 20.
Historic Huntley also hosts programs for scouts to earn merit badges, for homeschoolers seeking out local history, and for the general public. Information about all of the programs at Historic Huntley is available on the Park Authority’s website or by calling Huntley Meadows Park at 703-768-2525.
Historic Huntley was built in 1825 for a grandson of George Mason, the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which Thomas Jefferson used to forge the nation’s Bill of Rights. It is located at 6918 Harrison Lane in Alexandria, VA.