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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Be sure to join us on Saturday, October 3 for the Henricus Archaeology Family Fun Day. Designed for the whole family, the day will include demonstrations, crafts and archaeology activities located at multiple site stations. Registration is required, so please call 804-318-8797 to reserve your spot today! #RVA #VisitRichmond ... See MoreSee Less

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At one point you had a hearth cooking class scheduled in December, but I don't see it on the calendar anymore. I have a group of four who hoped to attend. Has it been rescheduled? ... See MoreSee Less

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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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