Archaeology Camp (Ages 8 – 12)
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm

Participate in the arts and sciences of Field and Laboratory Archaeology.  Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum.  Join in “practice” excavation techniques and a field laboratory; see what you can interpret about history just through the artifacts left behind by people of the past.  Take a field trip to an active archaeological site.

Registration required by July 20 by calling 804-318-8797. 

Space limited!

Henricus Historical Park & the VA Farm Bureau’s Agriculture in the Classroom Jointly Present: Agriculture Through the Ages Teacher Workshop (Educators for grades pre-K – 5)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join Henricus Historical Park and Agriculture in the Classroom staff for an SOL- and STEM-aligned workshop focusing on history, culture and agriculture of Colonial-era Virginia. The workshop will include (1) Colonial and Virginia Indian agricultural history, activities and a tour and modern-day agricultural and (2) modern-day environmental and agricultural activities, teacher lesson plans and free resources.

All public, private and home school educators are welcome.
For more information and to register, call 804-318-8731.

Cost: Free-of -charge. Lunch included. Teacher re-certification hours available through AITC.

Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Fun & Games (Ages 3 – 10)
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come and learn what an Indian or English Colonial child’s day would have included after chores and lessons were done: fun and games! Learn what activities would have been done and what each would have taught the children – coordination, hunting skills and aspects of their cultures. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our living history site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration required by July 30th by calling 804-318-8797.

James River Camp (Ages 9 – 12)
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm

Discover the environmental and geological features of the historic James River as Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it 400 years ago.   Paddle a kayak and identify how the plants and animals of the river were hunted, gathered and used throughout history.  Understand the course changes made at Dutch Gap during the Civil War and see how it is used today.  Take a field trip to a Water Treatment Plant and then do science experiments relating to water purification.  Meet the historic peoples who lived along the banks of the James River and see how they used the river to meet their daily needs.

Registration required by August 10 by calling 804-318-8797.

Limited space available.

Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Education in the 17th Century (Ages 3 – 10)
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to understand what education would have been like for the youngest English and Indian children 400 years ago. Activities will include a story, interactive tour of our re-created 17th century site, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like!

All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required by August 18 by calling (804) 318-8797.

Home School Day – Learning in the 17th Century (Ages 3 – 14)
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will work with our re-created Colonial Citie and the Powhatan Indian site to see what kind of education children received to help them live in their worlds of 400 years ago. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration is required by September 17th by calling 804-318-8797.

Native Harvest Feast
Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dine with the Arrohateck and their English neighbors as they celebrate fellowship. Fill up on a buffet of seafood and early harvest foods brought by the Arrohateck and drink ale shared by the colonists. Learn how the Indians and colonists traded without speaking the same language and check out period weaponry. Watch and participate in Native dances and sing along with the English colonists!
Tickets will go on sale to Henricus Members only on Monday, April 2. Please check your e-mails for the ticket link!
Non-Member sales will begin on April 23!

Menu:Steamed Blue Crabs, Clams , Mussels, Shucked Oysters, Baked Fish, Corn On The Cob, Squash Succotash, Cornbread, Berry Mix

Beverages: Brown ale, wine, water, lemonade, and tea

Naturalization Ceremony
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on the Henricus bluff overlooking the James River as we honor and welcome our newest American citizens. This ceremony is free and open to the public.

School of the Musketeer at Henricus
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Experience an entire weekend learning about military and civilian life as the first Colonists in the New World. Instructors and other support personnel provide an interactive environment in 17th-century life and culture; overnight experience included.

Fee is $35 and is all inclusive.
Registration required and additional information is available at:

The Outdoor Classroom – Colonial Brewing
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 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 calling 804-318-8797