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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Henricus is excited to host our Discovery Days Program Series: “A 17th-Century Home Sweet Home”. Today, the kids will enjoy an hour of storybook reading, they will explore the site and make their own small Powhatan Indian yehakin (or longhouse-featured here) followed by a hands-on activity involving the wattle and daub building method. Visit to learn more about our outstanding programs! ... See MoreSee Less

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Henricus Historical Park is starting to prepare for Publick Days, our signature annual event. Be sure to mark your calendars for the weekend of September 18. Our celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus, visitors will be able to experience 400 years of history come to life! LEARN MORE at #VisitHenricus #VisitVirginia #RVA ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for the the Old Dominion Barn Dance on August 22nd! Donna Meade presents Ronnie McDowell, Randy Cook and the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, Tony Jackson and the cast of Old Dominion Barn Dance! Henricus Historical Park appreciates the continued support of our community partners. #VisitRichmond #RVA #VisitVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

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The Oak Ridge Boys are coming to #Richmond and thanks to Ms. Donna Meade, concert proceeds will benefit education programs at Henricus Historical Park. You too can support education just by attending this special event! Over 30,000 school children learn about 17th century history every year at Henricus Historical Park. Visit to get your tickets for The Jimmy Dean Music Festival and to learn more about our education programs. #VisitVirginia #RVA #VisitRichmond ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is the last day to register your child (ages 3-10) for the Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: "A 17th Century Home Sweet Home." Please visit or call 804-318-8797 for more information. #RVA #Education ... See MoreSee Less

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