Things To Know About The Historic Huntley Plantation

Also known as Huntley Hall, the Historic Huntley is an early 19th-century Federal-style villa and farm in the Hybla Valley area of Fairfax County.

The house, which sits on a hill overlooking Huntley Meadows Park to the south, was built in 1825 as a country residence of Thomas Francis Mason, the mayor of Alexandria from 1827-30 and the grandson of George Mason IV, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.

Over the years, the Historic Huntley has been 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. The Fairfax County Park Authority(FCPA) obtained the property in 1989, renovated the manor house in 2012, and opened it to the public. The 10 to 15 room house is now open for scheduled programs and tours as well as Saturday tours from late April through October.

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