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Historic Huntley Tour - Architecture Month - POSTPONED
April 18

6918 Harrison Lane, Alexandria, Virginia 22306.

This Federal period villa was built for Thomson Francis Mason in 1825 as a summer retreat. Mason was the mayor of Alexandria from 1827-30 and a grandson of George Mason IV, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.

The 19th century architectural gem is located near the main entrance to Huntley Meadows Park. Historic Huntley is on the National Register of Historic Places, the Virginia Landmarks Register and the Fairfax County Inventory of Historic Sites. Over the years, Historic Huntley was used as a summer retreat, a grain farm, encampment for Civil War troops of the 3rd Michigan Infantry, and eventually was converted to a dairy farm. Ownership changed several times, and in later years, after being abandoned, the house endured considerable vandalism.

The Park Authority obtained the house and its surrounding 2.5 acres in 1989 and a renovation of the manor house was completed in 2012.

Tour information will be available soon.