Join our Education Department for stories, a treats tour and a 17th century make-&-take craft.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration required by October 24 by calling 804-318-8797.
Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. Join us by the fireside and listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. The harvest is in, the nights grow longer and danger lurks in the shadows.
Meet with Transcend Paranormal, a local investigation team, and learn about what’s been sighted at Henricus! Light refreshments served.
Tours are on a first-come, first-serve basis leaving every 10-15 minutes with groups of 15-20 at a time.
Tours not appropriate for children under 6.
Exclusive online pricing – ticket prices will increase at the door.
HENRICUS MEMBERS – FREE ADMISSION! Registration still required.
Refunds not available
From 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. visitors will experience paranormal delight in one of Virginia’s most historic locations. Spend the evening with Transcend Paranormal and Henricus staff and be involved in a paranormal investigation of the site!
Check-in is from 8:15-8:30pm.
Included with Your Purchase: All participants are invited to take the last Things That Go Bump in the Night tour at 8:30pm.
Help us toast Virginia’s agricultural pride! Join us for Hops in the Park, a premiere hops and harvest festival celebrating agriculture and the long and rich history of brewing in Virginia! Hops in the Park features over 40 Virginia craft beers, brewing demos and presentations, farmers market, food, and of course – Virginia history.
Representatives from breweries will be on site to discuss their beer and the Virginia-grown ingredients in their harvest beers and ales. Come out and learn from Virginia farmers and taste delicious Virginia brew.
Bring the whole family – children’s activities will be available!
FREE ADMISSION – $2 per beer ticket (1 ticket = tasting, 3 tickets = full beer)
Please visit hopsinthepark.com for additional information.
Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations of salted bacon, peas and oatmeal appealing through additives of bread, cheese and yard vegetables. Middle-class cooking will be featured at the re-created plantation of John and Alice Proctor to highlight a typical English autumn meal.
Do you have a special interest in colonial cooking? Would you like to cook over an open fire?
Are you interested in tasting recipes that are 400 years old? Explore the diverse world of English Cooking as it was brought to Virginia over 400 years ago! Enjoy period recipes and cooking techniques! Prepare, cook and taste a variety of seasonal food and staples. Participants should wear 100% cotton clothing suitable for messy work. Class size is limited. For more information and registration go to: http://17thcvirginiacook.wixsite.com/workshops
Tuition: $55 paid online by November 11
+ Materials: $25 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop
Come join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games and songs that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America – the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia! Join us for smells, sounds, and frolic of the 17th century past.
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 calling 804-318-8797.
This program is open to groups, clubs and individuals.
Henricus interpreters will be demonstrating the changing traditions of English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864).
Join your fellow Henricus members and celebrate the Christmas season amidst the warm fires of Mt. Malady! Patron Reception is by invitation only.