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Mar
23
Sat
Richmond Region Time Travelers: Free Admission Weekend
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

Time Travelers, a biannual Richmond Region tradition, invites tourists and locals alike to discover the area’s treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating history, including historic homes, museums and other one-of-a-kind attractions. 20 of the area’s historic sites will offer visitors a “Passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend, March 23-24.

Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from the participating locations’ websites.

**NOTE: Henricus will ONLY be open for Saturday, March 23**

Here is a full list of participating sites:

Agecroft Hall & Gardens
The American Civil War Museum – Museum & White House of the Confederacy
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
The Chesterfield Historical Society’s Chesterfield County Museum and 1892 Historic Jail
Chimborazo Medical Museum (Richmond National Battlefield Park)
Clarke-Palmore House
Courtney Road Service Station
Dabbs House Museum
Deep Run Schoolhouse
Henricus Historical Park
The John Marshall House
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Magnolia Grange
Maymont
Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park
The Valentine and the 1812 Wickham House
The Valentine First Freedom Center
Virginia Randolph Museum
Wilton House Museum

Download your passport here.

**NOTE: Henricus will ONLY be open for Saturday, March 23**

Apr
1
Mon
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount. Snacks provided!

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
2
Tue
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount. Snacks provided!

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
3
Wed
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount. Snacks provided!

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
4
Thu
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount. Snacks provided!

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
5
Fri
Spring Break Camps (ages 8-12)
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Beat the winter doldrums and celebrate Spring Break with us at Henricus!  Join us for one immersive program and delve deep into the topic of your choice or sign up for multiple programs and receive a discount. Snacks provided!

Daily themes:

April 1 – Archaeology – Grab a trowel and get ready to dig into the past!  Learn about the tools and techniques of excavation and see what you can find out about people by the things they left behind.

April 2 – Science in the 17th Century – Follow in the footsteps of Galileo, Newton, and other giants of the Scientific Revolution and perform experiments to prove (or disprove!) scientific hypotheses.  Explore the close connections between science and nature in the Powhatan world.  See what new inventions and technologies of the time helped make colonization here possible.

April 3 – Follow That Fish: The Environment of the James River – The James River is important to more than just fish!  Find out how we have depended on and used the resources of the river over time.

April 4 – Sir Thomas Dale’s Colony – Do you have the grit to survive martial law?  Learn about the skills, such as construction and military tactics, that it would take to succeed under military rule at Henricus fort!

April 5 – Indian Summer – Summer (or as the Powhatan called it, Cohattayough) is coming!  What would the Powhatan Indians do to prepare for the season?

 

Registration is required by March 22 by calling 804-318-8797.  Space is limited!

Cost:  $40/day per child,$36/day per child for multiple days; Henricus Patrons $33/day

Apr
13
Sat
School of the Musketeer at Henricus
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm
Come join us for a fun and interesting weekend of life in the 17th century! Learn how to fire a matchlock musket, be part of a live fire cannon crew, handle a pike, and experience the thrill of dueling with swords.
 
There is much more to musketeer life than just being a soldier. How were clothes made and where did the raw materials come from? Learn how to start a fire without matches. How were heavy objects moved and transported? Taste the food and learn how it was prepared 400 years ago.
 
Soap didn’t come from the supermarket, bread didn’t come in a bag and the lights at night were not plugged in. So UNPLUG—and come spend the weekend with us!
 
For the price of $35.00 you stay in the recreated 17th-century historic site of the Citie of Henricus for the weekend. Meals included are breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday, all you can eat. The price for just one day’s participation is $20.00 and includes the daily meals.
 

School of the Musketeer is in partnership with Kingdom of Lucerne. Registration is required and additional information is available at: www.kingdomoflucerne.com

Apr
18
Thu
Annual Henricus Educator Open House
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2 – 5 pm

Participate in onsite tours, demonstrations from school programs, make-and-take activities, discussions about our new and upcoming SOL- and STEM-aligned programs and PBL sessions; enjoy light refreshments.  Enter a drawing for educational items from our gift shop. Open to public, private, home school and other educators.  Bring your children!  

Registration recommended by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost:  Free to all active educators and administrators and their immediate family members.

Apr
20
Sat
Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

10 am – 2 pm

Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer heirloom plant varieties for your home garden.  Vegetable, herb, and fruit seedlings will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting Henricus’ agricultural-related educational programs.  Your purchase supports the development of new agricultural programs involving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM Education). Specific information on plants to be sold will be made available on our website closer to the date of the sale.

Apr
27
Sat
Battle at Osborne’s Landing – Revolutionary War Re-enactment
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exact schedule TBD.

 

Visit Revolutionary War re-enactors in their American and British encampments as they re-create the 1781 Battle at Osborne’s Landing where Major General William Phillips ordered British forces, including Benedict Arnold, to attack the supplies of the Virginia State Navy and Virginia Militia.  During this attack, most of the Virginia State Navy fleet was destroyed. Visitors will experience militia drills and artillery demos.  Come see the sights and sounds of the American Revolution in Virginia!

Cost:  $9/adults, $7/children aged 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free