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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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Get into the spirit of Halloween at Henricus! Ask one of our "residents" to tell a story of All Hallows this week leading up to Bump in the Night. Prepare to be spooked! ... See MoreSee Less

Haunted Henricus: Things That Go Bump in the Night

October 27, 2017, 7:00pm - October 27, 2017, 8:30pm

In an effort to accommodate the crowds, this popular event will take place on October 27th and October 28th, from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Register early for this spooktacular experience! Experience an even...

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Another beautiful wedding at Henricus! Congratulations Taylor and Steven! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have something for everyone at #HopsinthePark, including the kiddos! Grab your brews, listen to Jackass Flats, and join the Henricus Education Department on the bluff for games and activities with your kids.

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Old Dominion Hops Cooperative will be showcasing the history of Virginia hops this year at #HopsinthePark!

ODHC is an organization of hop farmers spanning Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina who work together to share information about hops production, assist each other in growing and harvesting hops, and support one another in selling hops to local craft breweries.

This educational exBEERience is sponsored by RJ Smith Construction.

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Interested in herbal remedies? Sign up for our hands-on workshop to learn the basics of both 17th-century and modern herbalism. ... See MoreSee Less

Wort-Cunning & Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course

November 18, 2017, 1:00pm - November 18, 2017, 3:00pm

Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: A Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners (Age 18 and above) In this interactive two-hour workshop students will learn the basics of historic and modern herbalism. Discover ...

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