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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15 Virginia Producers. 30 Virginia Drinks. 1 Day. Mark your calendars for our Inaugural HOPS in the PARK event on Saturday, November 14th. A special thank you to Piedmont Hops for donating the hops that having been growing especially for this event at Henricus Historical Park. Visit for more information and to get your tickets early! #RVA #VisitRichmond #VisitVirginia #VAcraft #VAbeer ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for a spooky good time? Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. SPACE IS LIMITED. This popular event sells out fast so call (804) 748-1611 today to reserve your seat! PLEASE NOTE: Tours not appropriate for children under 6. #RVA #VisitRichmond #VisitVirginia #history #halloween ... See MoreSee Less

Things That Go Bump in the Night

October 22, 2015, 7:00pm - October 22, 2015, 9:00pm

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Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. Join us by the fireside and listen to European stories e...

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The Boar's Head Feast at Henricus

December 5, 2015, 5:30pm - December 5, 2015, 8:00pm

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Tis’ the Season to step back in time! Follow the merry Lord of Misrule to England in the 1590s and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavours of Christmas as we knew it then: a multi-course feast includ...

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Visit to learn more about our educational programs and our exciting upcoming events. #RVA #VisitRichmond #VisitVirginia #history #education ... See MoreSee Less

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PLEASE NOTE: The Sunday performance from The Oak Ridge Boys, at Richmond’s Carpenter Theatre, will be rescheduled due to potentially dangerous weather on Sunday October 4, 2015. We will post a rescheduled date as soon as possible. Stay safe, Virginia! #RVA #VisitRichmond #VisitVirginia #CountryMusic ... See MoreSee Less

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