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!
Herbal Remedies Class from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wort-Cunning and Star-Craft: An Herbal Remedies Course for Beginners
Presented by Nicole Pisaniello, Domestic Skill Specialist at Henricus Historical Park
In this interactive two hour workshop students will learn the basics of historic and modern herbalism. Discover how the early colonists would have used herbs to treat their ailments and how much of this knowledge is still viable in our everyday lives. We will be exploring several useful herbs through hands-on activities such as herbal teas and salves, and creating a simple natural remedy to take home.
Cost: $50 per student, adults only 18+
Class size: Limit 15 students
Students should bring: Paper/Journal and a writing utensil
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; accompanying adult free
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
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.
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
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
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 Henricus staff and be involved in a paranormal investigation of the historic citie. RSVP in advance as space is limited.