Archaeology Spring Break Camp (Ages 8 – 12)
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm

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. Join in “practice” excavation techniques, help sort and clean artifacts found in the area and see what you can say about history through artifacts.

Take a field trip to an active archaeological site!

Registration required by March 26th by calling 804-318-8797. Space limited!

400th Anniversary of the Death of Powhatan
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn about the life and legacy of Wahunsenacawh, commonly known as Chief Powhatan. Interpreters will talk about Powhatan’s leadership and impact on Anglo-Powhatan relations and a lecture will be presented by Dr. Buck Woodard at 2pm inside the Church.

Annual Henricus Educator Open House
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 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 schools and other educators. Bring your children!

Registration recommended by calling 804-318-8797.
Cost: Free to all active educators, administrators, and their immediate family members.

Battle at Osborne’s Landing – Revolutionary War Re-enactment
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm

Join us Saturday and Sunday for the Battle of Osborne’s Landing!

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, which included 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!

Saturday, April 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. Camps open to public
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. American Militia drill on bluff
11:30 a.m. Artillery demo on bluff
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle of Osborne’s Landing on bluff
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Camp life in American and British camps

Sunday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Camps open to public, camp life in American and British camps
11:30 a.m. Artillery demo on bluff
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Battle of Osborne’s Landing on bluff
2:00 p.m. Camps close

Haunted Nights at Henricus
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 2:00 am

Come and join Scott Porter of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers from Destination America’s hit paranormal series “Ghost Asylum” and “Haunted Towns”, and Stephanie Burke, currently seen on Destination America’s “Kindred Spirits” as they investigate the haunted history of Henricus Historical Park.

Stephanie Burke will also be performing private readings both days, with a limit of 5 readings per day, starting at 5pm and ending at 6:15pm.

There are two opportunities to investigate the site: Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.

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Seed to Sale – Annual Henricus Plant Sale
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 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 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 sale.

HenROCKus: Bands & Brews on the James River Bluff
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your lawn chairs, enjoy a brew (or two!) from our partner Steam Bell Beer Works, rock out to local bands, and enjoy the outstanding views of the mighty James River – all while supporting educational programming at Henricus Historical Park.

Pat Russell Band is a highly popular group performing, as they call it, country that ROCKS! Bringing it back to the 80’s is Chinese Fire Drill and making their stage debut is Ventura Boulevard, Richmond’s newest Tom Petty cover band.

Pat Russell Band: 2-3:50pm
Chinese Fire Drill: 4-5:50pm
Ventura Boulevard: 6-8pm

Food will be available from Gregory’s Grill.

$5 per adult, FREE children under 12 / No discounts for Members or Groupon Holders. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.

Free parking.

No outside food or beverages allowed. No pets, please!

RAIN DATE: May 6, 2-8pm

Henricus Home School Day – 17th Century Sciences & Technology (Ages 4 – 14)
May 24 @ 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 learn how changes in religion, economics, government, education and the sciences in 17th century Europe helped to fuel the Age of Exploration and Colonization of America. Work on site with our 17th century technology and simple machines. Students will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum.

Registration is required by May 21st by calling 804-318-8797.

Musket, Sword, & Pike
May 26 all-day

Experience a day in the life of the soldiers of Sir Thomas Dale’s militia. Visit with the soldiers in the 1611 Citie of Henricus, participate in drills with the Henricus Militia and see demonstrations of tactics, armor and weaponry used by the 17th century soldiers who built and protected Henricus. In addition, there will also be interpreters demonstrating 18th and 19th century Virginia militia.

Free admission will be offered to active and retired military members and their immediate families.
Cost: $9 Adults, $7 children aged 3 – 12 / Henricus Patrons free

John Rolfe’s Gardens
Jun 9 all-day

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. Adopt a garden to care for at Henricus Historical Park.