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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Our next Homeschool Day is scheduled for Thursday, May 23! Bring your homeschoolers (ages 4-14) to learn about gardening in the 17th-century and how they used the food they produced! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hoppy Easter! We'll be closed for the holiday and open back up on Tuesday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come out TOMORROW, April 20th, from 10AM-2PM for our Annual Heirloom Plant Sale and take home historic varieties of fruits, herbs, vegetables and flowers for your home garden. All proceeds benefit future agriculture programs at the museum. Bring the kids with you for Easter Egg Fun! after you purchase your plants! Kids can find up to 3 eggs hidden around the historic site to win prizes from the gift shop! (General admission required for Easter egg activity) ... See MoreSee Less

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Here at Henricus Historical Park, we are quite fond of peppers of all kinds. Come out April 20th from 10am-2pm and take home heirloom varieties of, sweet, ornamental, hot and bell peppers. While you are here, make sure you stock up on others historic varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers!
Afterwards, visit the historic site with your kids! Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the site -- if you find one, bring it back to the gift shop for a prize! (Limit 3 eggs per child)
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