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!


  • Steamed blue crabs
  • Clams
  • Mussels
  • Shucked oysters
  • Baked fish
  • Corn on the cob
  • Squash succotash
  • Cornbread
  • Berry mix


  • Brown ale
  • Wine
  • Water
  • Lemonade
  • Tea

RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 23

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

Haunted Henricus, Jr.: Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon (Ages 3 – 10)
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Haunted Henricus: Things that Go Bump in the Night
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm

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

Haunted Henricus Overnight Event
Oct 27 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 9:00 am

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.

Only 25 spots available!

HOPS in the PARK
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 for additional information.