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Alexandria in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Explore Historic Huntley

And take in a Refreshingly Different View

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, July 29, 2018
1. Explore Historic Huntley Marker
Inscription.  Cool Breezes on the hilltop provide relief form the summer heat and tempt you to relax while taking in the expansive view. From the top you can see Maryland, Ft. Belvoir and the forested oasis of Huntley Meadows Park. In years past, the mostly treeless landscape provided views of the Potomac River, Mount Vernon and Woodlawn Plantation.

Freely Explore the rooms of this house. No ropes or barriers stand in your way. The rooms are unfurnished, so you can closely observe the elegant architectural details. Two special rooms offer an extraordinary view into the homes “bones,” exquisitely displaying original rafters, bricks and plaster.

This home is a true testament to Endurance in a ever-changing landscape. Residents and visitors have been drawn to this property since the home’s inception c. 1825 when it served as a Mason family retreat.

Still many mysteries remain. Join us for a tour, program, camp or special event to make your own discoveries.

The Friends of Historic Huntley played a key role in preserving the site and provides ongoing
Explore Historic Huntley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 29, 2018
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support. You can join this active community by becoming a member (www.historichuntley.org). Help ensure this unique cultural resource continues to delight and engage visitors into the future.

What do you find refreshingly different about Historic Huntley? Share your view #HistoricHuntley.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 38° 45.948′ N, 77° 5.732′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Huntley Meadows Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6918 County Road 723, Alexandria VA 22306, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A View from the Beginning (here, next to this marker); Missing Views, Lost Stories (a few steps from this marker); Huntley (a few steps from this marker); New Views, New Voices (within shouting distance of this marker); Unfolding Views, Hidden Stories (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Huntley (about 400 feet away); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Beacon Field Airport (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
View from the South Porch image. Click for full size.
3. View from the South Porch
Close-up of photo on marker
Architectural Room image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 29, 2018
4. Architectural Room
Close-up of photo on marker
Winter Camp of the 5th Michigan Regiment U.S. Vols. Below Fort Lyon Va., February 1862 image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society, 1862
5. Winter Camp of the 5th Michigan Regiment U.S. Vols. Below Fort Lyon Va., February 1862
Union Army winter encampment on Huntley and adjacent property, 1861-62, Camp Michigan, Robert Knox Sneden Diary, 1862.
Close-up of Virginia Historical Society image on marker
Mason family retreat, 1825-1868. image. Click for full size.
By Margaret Wohler, 2015
6. Mason family retreat, 1825-1868.
Huntley south view c. 1830 artist’s interpretation by Margaret Wohler, 2015.
Close-up of image on marker
Harrison Family Home and Dairy Farm, 1868-1946 image. Click for full size.
By M. Lukens, circa 1880
7. Harrison Family Home and Dairy Farm, 1868-1946
Huntley north view painting by M. Lukens c. 1880. Courtesy of Dorothy Alcorn Butt.
Close-up of image on marker
Historic Huntley image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 29, 2018
8. Historic Huntley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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