This event will commemorate the death of Pocahontas in England on March 21, 1617, and will demonstrate the friendship of the colonists and Powhatan Indians during the winter preceding her death. Lectures and presentations will focus on Pocahontas’ life as a Virginia Indian and English woman.
Throughout this special event, guests of Henricus Historical Park will spend time in Mt. Malady, the recreated first English hospital, as interpreters portray a physician, surgeon, and apothecary while demonstrating the probable last hours of Pocahontas by exploring English medical treatment of the time period.
Additionally, Powhatan interpreters will demonstrate how Pocahontas’ people may have treated her death and explore their traditions of burial. Native American historians will offer lectures on the history and legacy of Pocahontas.
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3-12/Henricus Patrons free
Keep History Alive. Experience Henricus.
Participate in a week-long archaeological program at Henricus Historical Park. Learn about the tools and strategies used to help locate and excavate sites and the archaeological methods used to create a living history museum. Help sort, catalogue and clean artifacts found in the area and delve into the archaeological sciences. Take a field trip to an active archeological site.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration required by April 7th by calling 804-318-8797.
Space is limited!
Cost: $210/ Henricus Patrons $185
Participate in guided site tours, demonstrations from school programs, make-and-take activities, discussions about our new and upcoming SOL- and STEM-aligned programs and enjoy light refreshments. Enter a drawing for educational items from our gift shop. Open to public, private, homeschools and other educators. Feel free to bring your children!
Registration recommended by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: Free to all active educators, administrators and their immediate family members.
Henricus Historical Park is pleased to offer heirloom plant varieties for your home garden. Vegetable, herb and fruit seedlings will for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Henricus Education Fund. 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 program.
Come out and learn about colonial horticulture and methodologies. Gardens include the Virginia Indian garden, English officer’s garden, English soldier’s garden, plantation garden and garden at Mt. Malady.
And if you are feeling ambitious, why not adopt a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park? Learn more at this springtime event.
Admission: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12
Henricus Patrons free. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus — learn more today!
Join us for a day of 17th century military training, including marching and fighting with body armor and muskets. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists.
Visitors will be able to train as an English musketeer or Native warrior.
Free admission with military I.D.
Admission: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12
Henricus Patrons free. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus — learn more today.
Experience a home school education program designed to help meet curriculum goals in a fun, interactive environment at a living history museum. Students will learn how the James River (also known as the Powhatan Flue) was important to the English and Powhatan inhabitants and how it continues to be important today! Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. This special event is for guests ages 4-14.
Registration is required by June 5th by calling 804-318-8797.
Admission: $14 per student; $8 for accompanying adult
Henricus Patrons $12 per student; accompanying adults free.
Join us to learn about what life would be like for the youngest Powhatan Indians a long time ago. Activities will include a story, short tour and activities in our Indian village of Arrohateck, and a make-and-take craft. Stay as little or as long as you like! All children must be accompanied by an adult. This event is for guests ages 3-10.
Registration required by June 19 by calling (804) 318-8797.
Admission: $10 for each child; $7 for each adult
Henricus Patrons $8 for each child; $5 accompanying adult.
Join us Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!
Henricus Historical Park and the South East Virginia Primitive Skills Group present a weekend of historic skills. See demonstrations of life skills and trades from the pre-contact and Colonial eras in Virginia such as flint knapping, fire starting, wood turning, broom weaving, soap making, trapping, hide prep and blacksmithing. Examples of artifacts made will be available for purchase so bring your questions and take home a piece of history.
Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free
Camp Pocahontas I
A daily camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campers will explore the environment and life of Pocahontas and the culture of the Powhatan people through demonstrations, activities and arts and crafts. In our re-created Powhatan settlement of Arrohateck, hands-on activities at camp will include cooking, farming, hunting, house and canoe building, fish net weaving and making of pottery, arrows and tools. Make-and-take crafts included.
Registration required by June 22 by calling 804-318-8797.
Admission: $200 per camper
Henricus Patrons $185. It pays to be a Patron at Henricus Historical Park. Learn more today how you can benefit by keeping history alive.