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Historic Huntley Hosts Summer Social

Historic Huntley Hosts Summer Social

Celebrate the summer and revel in spectacular views of Hybla Valley and Huntley Meadows Park during a Summer Social at Historic Huntley, the Fairfax County Park Authority’s beautifully restored Federal period summer villa in Alexandria, Va. The event will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Socialize with friends and family amid cool summer breezes. Make and fly your own kite, perfect your bilbo-catching (a cup-and-ball game), and play historic games.  Enjoy refreshments such as hand-cranked ice cream and fresh lemonade. There also will be tours of the historic house, museum exhibits, and family fun.  All activities and refreshments are included with the $8 entrance fee.

Historic Huntley is owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority and is a part of Huntley Meadows Park.  This historic property was restored and opened to the public in 2012.  It is a stunning example of Federal period architecture and was once owned by Thomson Francis Mason, grandson of Founding Father George Mason.  Thomson Francis Mason built Huntley as a summer retreat from the city of Alexandria, where he worked as a lawyer and served as a mayor and federal judge.  Huntley later was transformed into a dairy farm by the Harrison family in the late 19th century.  Visitors at Historic Huntley hear captivating stories of power, home, and endurance.

For more information, call Huntley Meadows Park at 703-768-2525 or visit Huntley Meadows Park. Registration is available with Parktakes Online.

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