Henricus History Hike: The Newly Discovered Revolutionary War Battle of Osborne’s Landing

Join Henricus Interpretation Supervisor  John Pagano for a study and look at the largely forgotten Battle of Osborne’s Landing. This battle was fought 1 mile from Henricus Historical Park on the James River at the Chesterfield port town of Osborne’s Landing, where General Benedict Arnold, commanding half of the British Army marched upon the anchored Virginia State Navy and after a land-to-water engagement, drove off the Virginia militia and captured almost the entire fleet. A dark day for Virginia in the Revolution.

The event will begin with a lecture on the battle, its discovery, and current location and preservation work. Following the lecture, there is an optional two-mile round-trip hike along the route the Virginia militia would have traveled in 1781.

The lecture will take place in the Henricus Education Center from 1 – 2 p.m. and the hike will take place from 2 – 4 p.m.


Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Lecture – $10; Members: $5. Lecture + Hike – $15; Members $10


Registration is open, please register here! 

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