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Henricus Historical Park, Chester

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#59 of 147 in Historic Sites in Virginia
Historic Site Tourist Spot
Commemorating more than 400 years of history, Henricus Historical Park re-creates everyday 17th-century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and in the Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck. Due to its prime location as a military outpost on a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Revolutionary War and Civil War history, which visitors may experience through special events and programs throughout the year.

Surrounded by the 810 acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living history museum offers exceptional Pre-K-12 and adult education programs, and both indoor and outdoor meeting and special event space. Henricus Historical Park is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that operates in partnership with the Henricus Foundation and the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico.

For more information about Henricus Historical Park visit www.henricus.org and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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  • I recently visited Henricus Park. What a wonderful experience! The forgotten settlement is diamond in the rough. The settlement is very well presented and the interpreters were were awesome....so know...  more »
  • Our family of 7 enjoyed visiting Henricus. You will see a representation of the English village built after the colony at Jamestown failed and settlers moved up river to Henricus. You will also see a ...  more »
  • We enjoyed riding our bikes on the trail with our 5 year old grandson. After our ride, we toured the historic village. The cast wore clothing of the period and gave very interesting information about ...  more »
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  • Walked the conservatory and had a wonderful time. Shaded for a good portion and the water kept it cooler than it would have been otherwise. 4+ mile loop.
  • Well worth a visit. The interpreters are very welcoming and knowledgeable.
  • Very knowledgeable, informative re-enactors. I felt like I stepped back in time.
  • This site had beautiful architecture and is historically valuable. A good place to visit with school going kids...
  • All the re-enactors were excellent and we learned so much from listening to them. They were well versed on the area and the history that abounds in the area. Well worth the $8 admission.