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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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In need of some physical activity this weekend? With our beautiful hiking trails and super convenient spot to drop in your kayak or canoe, Henricus Historical Park is the place to spend your weekend. Plan your visit today and be sure pack a picnic or bring some hotdogs and veggies to grill as we have a lovely picnic and grilling area for you to enjoy. #VisitRichmond #RVA #VisitVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

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Today Henricus Historical Park welcomed Cordelia, a Tamworth pig donated by Chesterfield Farm Bureau. Tamworths were commonly found on farmsteads in the 1600s, when Henricus was established. Chesterfield Farm Bureau also donated funds to help care for Cordelia and other animals at Henricus, including Dorking chickens (another period-authentic breed) that were raised for the park by Chesterfield Farm Bureau President Howard Nester and his wife, Lucy. Pictured (from left) Farm Bureau insurance agent Stanley Blanks, county Farm Bureau board member Keith Applewhite, the Nesters, Henricus Executive Director Charlie Grant, county Farm Bureau board member Lawrence Taylor, and Farm Bureau insurance agent Lee Thompson. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Chesterfiled Farm Bureau makes a generous donation to Henricus Historical Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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