Haunted Henricus

Things That Go Bump in the Night: Candlelight Tour

Oct. 23 & 24
This weekend, legends and tales from throughout the centuries come to life before your eyes! Take a guided tour through Henricus in the dark as interpreters dramatically demonstrate and perform old English folklore stories of witches, ghosts, goblins, shucks, and all “things that go bump in the night.” For more information.

Movie Nights

Oct. 29 & 30
Since the creation of Hollywood, filmmakers have taken old folklore and spooky stories and transformed them into the movies that we now associate with Halloween. Henricus will be showing two of these traditional black and white silent films from 1922, The Headless Horseman and Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages. Lectures will be offered beforehand to address the historical perspectives and topics related to these movies. For more information.

The Witching Hour
Featuring Witching Hour Jr. and History by the Pint

Oct. 31
Celebrate Halloween at Henricus Historical Park and delve into the history of witchcraft! Throughout the day interpreters will offer demonstrations and discussions on witch trials, witch hunters, familiars, and cunning folk in addition to a variety of spooky activities for adults and children alike. Henricus' History by the Pint series will kick off this day with libations provided by Dancing Kilt Brewery and additional children's activities will be available for an add-on during Witching Hour Jr., presented by Henricus' education department. For more information.

 

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Hops in the Park

Cancelled

Due to the current health crisis, Henricus has made the decision to cancel Hops in the Park for 2020. But! Stay tuned for information on our new event, History by the Pint.

The Henricus Foundation presents the sixth annual Hops in the Park, a national award-winning hops & harvest festival celebrating the long and rich history of brewing in Virginia! Hops in the Park features over 40 Virginia craft beers, brewing demos, farmers market, music, food, children’s activities, and of course - Virginia history. All proceeds from Hops in the Park support Henricus Foundation's Children's Education Fund. FREE ADMISSION! For more information.

 

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Boar's Head Feast

Cancelled

The health and safety of our patrons and staff of are utmost importance. Because of the current health crisis, Henricus has made the difficult decision to cancel the Boar's Head Feast for 2020. 

Tis’ the Season to step back in time! Follow the merry Lord of Misrule to England in the 1590s and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Christmas as we knew it then: a multi-course feast including roasted meats, pies, ale, cider and more, served at table in our spacious, candle-lit Guest House with a blazing Yule log fire. Dine to the sounds of period musicians, with wassailing a-plenty, and many a toast to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I. Begin your holidays with one of the oldest English Christmas traditions in one of the oldest English settlements in North America: Henricus!

Tickets for Boar's Head Feast are postponed. Please sign up for our newsletter to be updated when they go on sale. For more information.

 

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Publick Days

September 2021

Watch 400 years of history come to life at Henricus' bi-annual signature celebration! Publick Days features over 60 historical interpreters, demonstrations, and the 17th-century replica ship, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement.

 

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