Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Food of the 17th Century
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come and learn what breakfast, lunch, and dinner might look like for a Powhatan Indian or Virginia colonist! 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. This event is great for children ages 3-10.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by July 24th by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost $10 per child; $7 for each accompanying adult

Henricus Patrons $8 per child;  accompanying adult free.

James River Camp (Ages 9 – 12)
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm

James River Daily Camp from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Discover the environmental features of the historic James River as 17th-century Virginia Indians and the Colonial settlers would have encountered it. 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. Registration required by August 11 by calling 804-318-8797. Limited space available.

Admission: $120

Henricus Patrons $110

Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: Children of the Colony
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about what life would be like for the youngest English colonists. Activities will include a story, short tour of our English colony, 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.

Cost $10 per child; $7 for each accompanying adult

Henricus Patrons $8 per child;  accompanying adult free

Home School Day – Who’s in Charge Here? Government in the Colonies
Sep 7 @ 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 as the colonists set up their militia, economy and way of life.  Students will also learn how the native inhabitants, the Powhatan Indians, organized their successful and widespread society. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. Ages 4-14.

Registration is required by September 4th by calling 804-318-8797.

Admission: $14 student, $8 for accompanying adult

Henricus Patrons $12 for student, Free for accompanying adult

Naturalization Ceremony
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us on the Henricus bluff overlooking the James River as we honor and welcome our newest American citizens.

Publick Days & Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm

One of our most popular events that takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us for our signature annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus. Watch 400 years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicinal demonstrations, Virginia Indian activities, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling and more.

The 400th anniversary of the death of Pocahontas and Rev. Alexander Whitaker will be commemorated. Tour 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement. Our largest and most popular annual event.

Cost: Free admission

Parking: $5/vehicle

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Henricus Adult Group Program Open House 
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

See what we have to offer to your club, church croup, college class or organization. Enjoy our group tours and demonstrations from our new Adult Programs. Light refreshments available.

***Please Note: these tours and programs will preview our Adult Programs***

Registration recommended by calling 804-318-8797.

Cost: FREE. Donations to our Title I Scholarship fund are greatly appreciated. We have made donating online easy, just click here.

School of the Musketeer at Henricus
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm

 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:

Haunted Henricus, Jr. Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon (Ages 3-8)
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our Education Department delights with stories, a treats tour and a make-&-take 17th century craft. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Kick off Halloween at Henricus Historical Park!

Registration required by October 26 by calling 804-318-8797.

Admission: $5 per Child; $5 per Adult

Henricus Patrons: $3 per child, Free for Adults

Haunted Henricus: Things that Go Bump In the Night
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 28 @ 8:30 pm

In an effort to accommodate the crowds, this popular event will take place on October 27th and October 28th, from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Register early for this spooktacular experience! 

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.

Light refreshments served. Tours not appropriate for children under 6. Registration required by calling 804-748-1611.

Cost: $8 adults, $6 children ages 6–12; Henricus Patrons free.