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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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Fire a matchlock musket, be part of a cannon crew, taste period food, and learn all there was to living in 17th-century Virginia with us on April 13 & 14! You'll even get to spend the night in one of our re-created buildings! School of the Musketeer at Henricus is in partnership with Kingdom of Lucerne and registration info can be found on their website at www.kingdomoflucerne.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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The last day to register for Spring Break Camp is this Friday, March 22. Come for a day, or stay all week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Get out and explore Richmond region museums this weekend -- for FREE! Download your Time Travelers Passport from any participating museum's website. Henricus will be participating on SATURDAY ONLY. Don't miss out!On March 23 and 24, local historic sites will open their doors for the Time Travelers Free Admission Weekend! Experience 400 years of fascinating history, including historic homes, museums and other one-of-a-kind attractions.

Below are images of just a handful of the locations taking part. Find a full list of participating sites, download your Time Travelers Passport and learn more here: thevalentine.org/13131-2/ #RVA #RichmondStories
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Herbs! Herbs! Herbs! Like today, herbs make up an important part of a 17th century Virginia house garden. Come out and take home heirloom varieties of basil, bee balm, thyme, chamomile and much more! While you are here, make sure you stock up on historic varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers! . All proceeds benefit future agriculture programs at the museum! Saturday, April 20 from 10am-2pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy National Agriculture Day! Come out to Henricus and learn about 17th-century agriculture during programs such as Reap What You Sow Day and Discovery Days: Flora and Fauna. You can also support agriculture at Henricus on April 20 during Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale!There are over seven billion people in the world today – that’s over seven billion mouths to feed every day. National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by American agriculture. Be sure to show your appreciation to all those in the agriculture industry today and #thankafarmer! #AgDay19 ... See MoreSee Less

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