Upcoming Events

The Forgotten Soldiers of Juneteenth: The 116th United States Colored Troops of Dutch Gap Canal - June 20 - 23

Camp Pocahontas - June 25 - 27 (still a few spots available!) 

Discovery Day: How Does Your Garden Grow? - July 13

A Land of Plenty - July 13

Extreme and Cruel Tortures: English and Powhatan Crimes and Punishments - July 20 

What's Coming Up

Imagine it's 1611

Voyage back in time 400 years to the Citie of Henricus, the second successful English settlement and Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck!

In 1611, under orders from the Virginia Company of London, 300 musketeers led by Sir Thomas Dale arrived in the struggling Virginia colony to establish a new capital far from the unhealthy swamps of Jamestown. Traveling 80 miles west up the James River, they found a thriving community of around 250 Virginia Indians who were a part of the powerful Powhatan Confederacy.

Henricus Historical Park re-creates this historical journey and highlights the major benchmarks that took place here over 400 years ago – the charter of the first English college in the New World, the first hospital in English North America, Pocahontas’ conversion to the Anglican faith, and the establishment of tobacco as the first cash crop. Historical interpretation pays tribute to the men and women who struggled to establish a foothold in what was then England’s western frontier and the Virginia Indians who encountered them.

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Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Rd.
Chester, VA 23836

Directions

Hours

  • Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Ticket sales end at 4:00 pm)

Admission Fees

  • Adults: $12
  • Children (ages 5 - 12): $8
  • Children (4 and under): Free
  • Members: Free (must present a Patron Pass or photo identification)
  • Military: $1 discount to active and retired military personnel and their families
  • Museums for All: Free