Family Field Trips

Henricus is now offering two programs for families most Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Memorial Day and one Saturday per month! Theses programs cover several K-5 Virginia SOLs, so students can keep up with their curriculum on an individual basis. Many teachers also offer extra credit for students attending programs like these! Online registration is required.

Students holding deer bones for program

Cultures Collide in 17th-Century Virginia

What happens when two cultures collide? Discover how English colonists interacted and coexisted with the Powhatan Indians in the early days of the Virginia colony. Join a costumed guide on an interactive tour of Henricus Historical Park’s English fort and settlement. Participate in COVID-friendly simulations in trade and bartering, colonial jobs, and life on the farm.

Dates: Most Tuesdays through Memorial Day 
Time: 10-11am
Cost: $8 per person



People of the River: The Powhatan Indians

Tour Arrohateck, a re-created Virginia Indian community once located on the James River, and experience the Eastern Woodland Powhatan Indian culture just prior to contact. Through COVID-safe hands-on activities and demonstrations, learn about farming, food preparation, hunting, fishing and cultural activities. Discover how the Powhatan Indians met their survival needs in 17th century Virginia.

Dates: Most Wednesdays through Memorial Day | Saturdays - Feb 27, March 13, April 10, May 15
Time: 1-2pm Wednesdays, 10-11am Saturdays
Cost: $8 per person
Optional Add-On: General admission to the English settlement for an extra $3