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Sep
20
Fri
Publick Days Picnic
Sep 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a cookout as we welcome Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed to Henricus for Publick Days!

We’ll be grilling up burgers, hot dogs, and chicken on site and serving potato salad, coleslaw, beans, and tomato and cucumber salad. Wine and beer included! Lemonade, ice tea, and water will also be available.

At 6pm Godspeed will arrive at Henricus. Watch the 17th-century replica ship sail up the James as the Henricus Militia exchanges celebratory cannon fire!

Activities will also include corn hole boards, hula hoops, and bubbles for the kids.

COST: $35 per adult, $15 per child ages 3-12

HENRICUS MEMBERS: $25 per adult, $15 per child ages 3-12 (Check your emails for the promo code! We will also be sending an official invite through mail.)

Tickets must be purchased online at https://publickdayspicnic.eventbrite.com. Sales will end Monday, September 16. 

Sep
21
Sat
Publick Days: The 1619 Burgesses and Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

10 am – 5 pm

Watch 400 years of history come to life at Henricus’ signature Publick Days celebration sponsored by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia! Explore life in Virginia beginning with the Powhatan Indians and the founding of Henricus in 1611 and ending with the Civil War in 1861. This year’s event will largely focus on the 400th anniversary of the 1619 House of Burgesses. Gather inside the church and help the Henricus colonists select who will represent them at the first legislative assembly in Jamestown! Visitors will also be able to come on board the 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement.

Cost:  $5 per person; Henricus Members: free

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

11am & 3pm* 1918 WWI Doughboys (Bluff)

Living historians will portray members of the World War I 80th Division of the United States Army, who were trained at nearby Camp (Fort) Lee, used Dutch Gap Canal as their artillery range, and then went off to France and fought there through 1918. They returned to Camp Lee in May and June 1919. This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of their service. The demonstration will involve firing circa 1918 rifles. 

*3pm program Saturday only*

 

12pm & 2pm 1864 Confederate Artillery (Bluff)

Living historians will portray members of the elite Washington Artillery of New Orleans in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia that fought near Dutch Gap through 1864 and 1865. This program will involve firing a large reproduction Civil War cannon.

 

1pm Come out to Vote in 1619!  (Church/Meeting Hall)

The public are invited to come meet their first chosen 1619 legislators (burgesses), Thomas Dowse and John Polentine of Henrico. They want to hear from you, the community, about your concerns for the future of the Virginia colony! Guests will help the colonists affirm their selection of burgesses with a yay or nay – but will everyone’s vote count? Come find out!

Sep
22
Sun
Publick Days: The 1619 Burgesses and Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22

10 am – 5 pm

Watch 400 years of history come to life at Henricus’ signature Publick Days celebration sponsored by the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia! Explore life in Virginia beginning with the Powhatan Indians and the founding of Henricus in 1611 and ending with the Civil War in 1861. This year’s event will largely focus on the 400th anniversary of the 1619 House of Burgesses. Gather inside the church and help the Henricus colonists select who will represent them at the first legislative assembly in Jamestown! Visitors will also be able to come on board the 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement.

Cost:  $5 per person; Henricus Members: free

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

11am & 3pm* 1918 WWI Doughboys (Bluff)

Living historians will portray members of the World War I 80th Division of the United States Army, who were trained at nearby Camp (Fort) Lee, used Dutch Gap Canal as their artillery range, and then went off to France and fought there through 1918. They returned to Camp Lee in May and June 1919. This program commemorates the 100th anniversary of their service. The demonstration will involve firing circa 1918 rifles. 

*3pm program Saturday only*

 

12pm & 2pm 1864 Confederate Artillery (Bluff)

Living historians will portray members of the elite Washington Artillery of New Orleans in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia that fought near Dutch Gap through 1864 and 1865. This program will involve firing a large reproduction Civil War cannon.

 

1pm Come out to Vote in 1619!  (Church/Meeting Hall)

The public are invited to come meet their first chosen 1619 legislators (burgesses), Thomas Dowse and John Polentine of Henrico. They want to hear from you, the community, about your concerns for the future of the Virginia colony! Guests will help the colonists affirm their selection of burgesses with a yay or nay – but will everyone’s vote count? Come find out!

Sep
23
Mon
Godspeed Days – School & Adult Group Tours of Henricus & Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 23 @ 2:49 pm – 3:49 pm

Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Participate in specialized guided tours with many Powhatan and English living history Interpreters at the re-created Citie of Henricus and the Powhatan site of Arrohateck.  Board Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed and see what life was like on the colonial-era sailing ship, Hands-on activities included.  This special opportunity is available only two days every other year!  Booking slots fill quickly.  All school (public, private, and home) and adult groups (adult groups are booked only in the afternoon) are welcome on these special days.  The tour lasts 2.5 hours and registration is REQUIRED by calling 804-318-8797.  No walk-in attendance allowed during the morning hours.  Individual walk-in attendance is welcome from 1 – 2 p.m.

School Group Cost:  $14/student, 1:10 teacher chaperones free.  $10/additional adults

Adult Group (or individuals) Cost:  $15 /adult 

Sep
24
Tue
Godspeed Days – School & Adult Group Tours of Henricus & Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement
Sep 24 @ 2:49 pm – 3:49 pm

Monday, September 23 & Tuesday, September 24

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Participate in specialized guided tours with many Powhatan and English living history Interpreters at the re-created Citie of Henricus and the Powhatan site of Arrohateck.  Board Jamestown Settlement’s Godspeed and see what life was like on the colonial-era sailing ship, Hands-on activities included.  This special opportunity is available only two days every other year!  Booking slots fill quickly.  All school (public, private, and home) and adult groups (adult groups are booked only in the afternoon) are welcome on these special days.  The tour lasts 2.5 hours and registration is REQUIRED by calling 804-318-8797.  No walk-in attendance allowed during the morning hours.  Individual walk-in attendance is welcome from 1 – 2 p.m.

School Group Cost:  $14/student, 1:10 teacher chaperones free.  $10/additional adults

Adult Group (or individuals) Cost:  $15 /adult 

Oct
10
Thu
Adult Program – English Folklore
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Stories – happy, sad, and scary – from England followed the colonists to the New World early in the 17th Century.  Hear stories and participate in re-enactments of folklore that tried to explain their world as they saw and lived it. 

This program is open to adult groups, clubs, college classes, and individuals. 

Registration is required by October 8 by calling 319-8797.

Cost:  $18/adult; Henricus Patrons: $16

Oct
25
Fri
Haunted Henricus: Things That Go Bump in the Night
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This weekend, legends and tales from Europe and the early colonies come to life before your eyes! What will you encounter out in the darkness? Will it be the Headless Horseman? The demon hounds of the Wild Hunt? Deals with the devil gone wrong? Find out, at Things that Go Bump in the Night!

Light refreshments served.  Tours not appropriate for children under 6.  Tickets will be available for purchase online — please bring a copy of your ticket with you. Henricus Members are also asked to register online. An email with a members-only discount code will be sent out to receive free admission.

Online Exclusive:$9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

Day-of Purchase: $13/adult, $11/children 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

https://hauntedhenricus.eventbrite.com

Oct
26
Sat
Haunted Henricus, Jr.: Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon (Ages 3 – 10)
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 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 23 by calling 804-318-8797.

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

This weekend, legends and tales from Europe and the early colonies come to life before your eyes! What will you encounter out in the darkness? Will it be the Headless Horseman? The demon hounds of the Wild Hunt? Deals with the devil gone wrong? Find out, at Things that Go Bump in the Night!

Light refreshments served.  Tours not appropriate for children under 6.  Tickets will be available for purchase online — please bring a copy of your ticket with you. Henricus Members are also asked to register online. An email with a members-only discount code will be sent out to receive free admission.

Online Exclusive:$9/adult, $7/children ages 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

Day-of Purchase: $13/adult, $11/children 3-12; Henricus Patrons: free

https://hauntedhenricus.eventbrite.com

Haunted Henricus Overnight Event
Oct 26 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 9:00 am

Spend the evening with Henricus staff and Transcend Paranormal and be involved in a paranormal investigation of the historic site. 

Cost $30. 

Limited availability

https://henricusparanormal.eventbrite.com