Adult Education

Group Programs (clubs, retirement organizations, bus tour groups and college-level classes) booked on your choice of day.

Guided Tours

400 Years of Indian & English History on the James River

Join our living history interpreters in an “immersion tour” of the Indian and English worlds of 17th-century Virginia: inter-cultural relations, militia, trades, daily life, religion, economics and government.


Interactive hands-on programs available

Medical Practices of the 17th Century

Explore how early colonial doctors used a combination of herbs, tools and medical theories to try to heal the colonists of Henricus.  Session will be run in the re-created Mt. Malady, the first English speaking hospital in the New World.  Attendees will work with medical instruments of the era and the herbs from our “Physick” garden.

Cost: $18/person

Two Lives of Pocahontas

Learn the true story of Pocahontas through lecture and an on-site tour to explore the different cultures that Pocahontas lived in throughout her very short life. We will compare and contrast her daily life through clothing, food, housing, gender roles, education, religion and political changes.  Hands on activity – Period Candle Making.

Cost: $18/person



One-time afternoon programs designed for both groups and walk-in individuals.

17th-Century Medicines: March 15

2 – 4 pm

Groups, clubs and individuals welcome. Join a session on the sciences of early medical practices and then tour the 17th century Indian and English sites while focusing on tools, rules and medicines. Hands-on activities included. Registration required by March 10 by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost: $18 per adult

Colonial Brewing: October 11

2 – 4 pm

A lecture on the early sciences involved in the brewing process followed by a guided tour of our site following the steps of 17th century Brewing – from hops to finished product. This program is open to groups, clubs and individuals. Unfortunately, no “tasting” included. Adults-only program. Registration required by October 9 by calling 318-8797.

Cost: $18 per adult

17th-Century Winter Holiday Meals: December 6

2 – 4 pm

Watch and participate in preparations for both English and Indian winter festivity meals as prepared 400 years ago. From gathering crops, natural foods and herbs from our gardens to preparing the meal to making household holiday decorations — join in on these great activities! Registration required by December 4 by calling 804-318-8797. This program is open to groups, clubs and individuals.

Cost: $18 per adult