Tours & Programs

Our adult programs are designed for individuals, clubs, retirement organizations, bus tour groups, college-level classes, or continuing education. Self-guided tours of 10 to 25 visitors are available at a reduced admission rate. Guided thematic tours of the site are available from $13-$16 per visitor depending on programming. Registration is required. Call 804-318-8797 or email OwenR@chesterfield.gov.

 

Upcoming Programs

Henricus Lecture Series:  Virginians Will Dance or Die!

Friday, May 21 | 7 - 8 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Music was everywhere in pre-Revolutionary Virginia, from the public musical events enjoyed by the masses to the lavish private concerts and dances of the elite classes. Drawing on contemporary newspaper accounts, this lecture will explore how some eighteenth-century Williamsburg citizens experienced the growing musical world around them. Lecture will take place in the Henricus Church.  Space is limited.  Tickets available online only at Henricus.org.

Joshua LeHuray is the author of Virginians Will Dance or Die! The Importance of Music in Pre-Revolutionary Williamsburg, as well as an adjunct history instructor at Rappahannock Community College and the Education Supervisor at Henricus Historical Park. In addition to having presented numerous history lectures in Virginia, he appeared in the documentary How the Welsh Changed the World: The Tale of Two Tredegars about the Tredegar Ironworks of Richmond and its sister site in Wales.

Cost:  $20 (free admission to visit during regular hours included. Must be used within 90 days of purchase); Henricus members $10

Register here.

Fashion and Finery (Ages 16+) 

Saturday, May 22 | 10am - 12pm

Join us in this outside walking tour and dive into the world of 17th century clothing and fashion! How much can you learn about a person by examining what they are wearing? Use reproduction clothing and accessories to analyze the cultural norms, occupations and resources available to the English settlers and Powhatan Indians in the early Virginia colony.

Adult groups, clubs, college classes and individuals welcome.

Cost:  $14/Adult (admission to historic site included); Henricus members $12

Registration required by May 21.

Register here.

William and Mary Student Visit
Self-Guided

Self-Guided

Tour the Powhatan town of Arrohateck, the English fort of Henricus, and the settlements at Proctor Plantation and Coxendale at your own pace.


Pocahontas Interpretation

Two Lives of Pocahontas

Follow the cultural lives of Pocahontas as both a Virginia Indian girl and later as an English woman. Compare and contrast the economic, educational, religious, and political implications of her life in and between both cultures.
Teachers Workshop

Historic Highlights

Guided tour of the recreated Powhatan town of Arrohateck and English colonial fort and settlement. Meet costumed interpreters and hear stories of successes and challenges during the early 17th century.

Sir Thomas Dale Interpeter

Lords and Leaders

What did it take to be a good leader in Powhatan culture? How did the systems of English law and custom translate into governing the early colony of Virginia? Our interpreters will help answer these complicated questions.
Medical Tools

Science and Medicine

Explore the beginnings of modern scientific theory and method as it evolved during the 17th century. See early medical practices and remedies firsthand, and tour the site while focusing on tools, scientific knowledge, and medicine.

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