Henricus History Hike: The Newly Discovered Revolutionary War Battle of Osborne’s Landing April 27, 1781

Join Henricus Interpretation Supervisor and Revolutionary War Historian John Daniel Pagano for a study and look at the forgotten, and now-found, 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 feature a lecture on the battle and its modern location as well as a two-mile round trip hike, on the original route of the Virginia militia to the preserved and pristine portion of the battleground on the river, on the exact ground the Virginia militia fought from and where they took their losses upon.

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!