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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First, there was the Boar's Head Feast. Now, we bring you the Native Harvest Feast!

Fill up on a buffet of seafood and early harvest foods brought by the Arrohateck and drink ale shared by the colonists as we celebrate fellowship.

Tickets will go on sale to members only on Monday, April 2 and opened to the public on April 23.

Native Harvest Feast at HenricusSeptember 22, 2018, 4:00pmHenricus Historical ParkDine with the Arrohateck and their English neighbors as they celebrate fellowship. Fill up on a buffet of seafood and early harvest foods brought by the Arrohateck and drink ale shared by the colonists. Learn how the Indians and colonists traded without speaking the same language and check out period weaponry. Watch and participate in Native dances and sing along with the English colonists!

Tickets will go on sale to Henricus Members only on Monday, April 2. Please check your e-mails for the ticket link!

Non-Member sales will begin on April 23!
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The last day to register your child for Archaeology Spring Break Camp is March 26! Members receive a 20% discount. Call 804-318-8797.

Archaeology Spring Break Camp (Ages 8-12)April 2, 2018, 9:00amHenricus Historical ParkParticipate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Join in “practice” excavation techniques, help sort and clean artifacts found in the area, and see what you can say about history through artifacts. Take a field trip to an active archaeological site.

Children ages 8-12 welcome.
Registration required by March 26th by calling 804-318-8797. Space is limited!
Cost: $225/ Henricus Patrons $190
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