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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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Today is the last day to register for the upcoming #Henricus #HomeSchool Day – The #Virginia Indians (ages 4–14) on June 2. Don't miss your chance to experience a home school curriculum in our living #history museum and call (804) 318-8797 to register today! #RVA #Richmond #Chesterfield #Henrico ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope to see you and your family tomorrow for Hot Dogs and History: Defenders of #Virginia Event. #VisitRichmond #RichmondVa #ChesterfieldVA #Henrico #RVA ... See MoreSee Less

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We are preparing for the Defenders of #Virginia event tomorrow. Join us for hot dogs and #history from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. FREE ADMISSION for all #military families with ID. FREE hot dogs for all. Honor all those who have served our country at #Henricus Historical Park. #RVA #ChesterfieldVa #Henrico #VirginiaIsForLovers #mil #Virginia ... See MoreSee Less

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Photographer Reed and I enjoyed stopping by Henricus Historical Park to learn more about Defenders of Virginia Day. Are you surprised that I gravitated towards the animals? ... See MoreSee Less

If you know Amy Lacey, WRIC Anchor, you know she loves animals! Agriculture Interpreter, Andrew Rowand, introduces Amy to Dolly the goat.

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Thrilled to have special visitors from News Channel 8 today! Be sure to check out Amy Lacey's #PositivelyRichmond segment tomorrow to learn how #Henricus Historical Park is honoring our #military. #RVA #VirginiaIsForLovers #mil #Richmond #ChesterfieldVa Thanks again, Reed and Amy! ... See MoreSee Less

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