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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We're going to be at Henricus Historical Park tonight and tomorrow night for their annual Things That Go Bump In The Night event. Come out and support Henricus!! Event for both nights are now posted on our page. ... See MoreSee Less

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FUN FACT FRIDAY: #Henricus Historical Park is located along the scenic #JamesRiver and has a long #history of bloodshed and battles. Experience a bone-chilling evening and learn why this historical site has been voted one of #Virginia 's most #haunted locations. Learn more at #Boo #Halloween #ExperienceHenricus #RVA #ChesterfieldVa ... See MoreSee Less

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It's going to be a spooktacular day at #Henricus Historical Park! Join us and explore #history in pre-Colonial #Virginia. #Education #Halloween #RVA #RichmondMom ... See MoreSee Less

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You don't want to miss "The First Official Thanksgiving" documentary that airs tonight at 9 p.m. on WCVE-PBS. It will feature our very favorite militia - the Henricus Citie Militia. If you watch it, let us know what you think! #History #VirginiaIsForHistorians #ExperienceHenricus #RVA #ChesterfieldVA ... See MoreSee Less

Where was the "official" first Thanksgiving? The answer may surprise you. Watch the premiere of the locally produced documentary "The First Official Thank...

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If you love #beer, and the opportunity to give back to your community, then help pour #Virginia #CraftBeer at #HopsInThePark on November 12th. There are two volunteer shifts available: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Volunteers will receive VIP parking, beer tickets and a meal voucher. Anyone interested can email our event coordinator at Event proceeds benefit the Henricus Foundation Children's Education Fund and Old Dominion Hops Cooperative. Pour Beer. Do Good. #ExperienceHenricus #RVA #VAcraft #VAbeer ... See MoreSee Less

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