Imagine it’s 1611

Travel back in time to the Citie of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in the New World. Explore a moment in time where 300 settlers, led by Sir Thomas Dale, departed the unhealthy environment of Jamestown with the hope of establishing a strong English Colony and with the intention of becoming the principal seat of the Virginia Company of London.

Learn how these brave settlers traveled 80 miles up the James River to build the city named for the eldest son of King James I, Prince Henry. Advancing into unknown wilderness, these explorers were under the constant threat of attack by Indians and Spaniards who had the capability to destroy the young struggling English colony.

Henricus Historical Park re-creates this historical journey that took place four hundred years ago highlighting a significant time where property ownership by the common man was a unique concept. This innovative idea, combined with the development of the first English hospital, the chartering of the first college in the New World, the English home of Pocahontas, the establishment of tobacco as the first cash crop in the New World, established the Citie of Henricus.

Discover the contributions made to the successful permanent colonization of North America and the eventual establishment of the United States of America. Visit Henricus Historical Park and relive America’s beginnings. Historical interpretation and reenactments pay tribute to Virginia’s Indians and the English settlers who carved a nation out of what was then Virginia’s western frontier.

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Henricus will be closing at 2pm Wednesday and will remain closed for Thanksgiving. ... See MoreSee Less

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#OptOutside this Saturday and join us for Friendship, Trade, and Feast from 10am-5pm! After visiting the historic site, take a walk with the family and explore the beauty of the Dutch Gap Conservation Area. ... See MoreSee Less

Megan's got all the best places to #OptOutside and work off those Thanksgiving calories in this week's Trips and Tips. Brought to you by Chesapeake Conservancy and National Park Service Chesapeake Bay...

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Continue your Thanksgiving fun at Henricus on November 25! ... See MoreSee Less

Friendship, Trade, & Feast at Henricus

November 25, 2017, 10:00am - November 25, 2017, 5:00pm

Come join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be im...

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The Boar's Head Feast is less than a month away! Missed your chance to purchase tickets to this sold-out event? Send us a message and request to be notified for next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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