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Camps & Programs Guide

The best fun & educational programs in Northern Virginia!

Check out our latest Camps and Programs Guide FULL of fun and educational things to do throughout Northern Virginia! Fall is the perfect time to visit a new park or sign up for a new program. Explore all that NOVA Parks has to offer!

Find the events that interest you, then click the registration link to go directly to the program for registration through our new ONLINE registration process. Once you are registered, you can use your login information for all of your programs and also for camp registration next year! If you have any questions, please contact the park where the program is being offered. 

Feb 3

Tell Me Your Name

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

In 2017 Carlyle House Historic Park undertook a new research project to improve their knowledge and interpretation of the site’s enslaved population. Join Maddy McCoy, founder of Slavery Inventory Database, LLC, for an illuminating tour on the new research of the enslaved community at Carlyle House.  Conversation about identifying enslaved individuals and their communities and putting that into a historical and genealogical context.

3:30pm to 5:00pm
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  • History & Educational
Event Details
Nov 9 to Jan 6

Winter Walk of Lights

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens , Vienna, VA

5:30pm to 10:00pm
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  • Festival
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Dec 1

Scottish Walk Open House

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Visit Old Town on Saturday, December 1st to enjoy Alexandria’s rich Scottish heritage and see the Scottish Walk Parade march past Alexandria’s oldest stone building, Carlyle House.

12:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
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Dec 8

Candlelight Tours

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Take a break from the fast pace of the season and enjoy the unique charm and history of Old Town at Alexandria’s most popular holiday event. Tour Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Carlyle House, and Lee-Fendall House, enjoying seasonal decorations, entertainment, and light refreshments.

4:00pm to 9:00pm
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  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
  • Music, Culture & Festivals
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Feb 2

Happy Birthday John Carlyle!

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

Join us as we wish a very happy birthday to Alexandria town founder, Col. John Carlyle. Festivities will include 18th-century dancing, live music, and a birthday treat!

12:00pm to 4:00pm
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  • Free
  • History & Educational
  • Kids & Family
Event Details
Feb 10

Tell Me Your Name

Carlyle House Historic Park, Alexandria, VA

In 2017 Carlyle House Historic Park undertook a new research project to improve their knowledge and interpretation of the site’s enslaved population. Join Maddy McCoy, founder of Slavery Inventory Database, LLC, for an illuminating tour on the new research of the enslaved community at Carlyle House.  Conversation about identifying enslaved individuals and their communities and putting that into a historical and genealogical context.

3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Camps & Programs Guide
  • History & Educational
Event Details