Henricus Historical Park, Chester

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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  • Beer was plentiful and wide selection, also good food...the historical aspect of this landmark and the deep knowledge of the reenactors made it a great time , found it very interesting and any questio...  more »
  • This is a hidden gem, not as well known as Jamestown. This is the second English town in Virginia and it too is on the James River, just further inland. The gift shop is small, but has a great little ...  more »
  • I love going here! The people who work here are so knowledgeable and fun to talk to, not to mention they are the ones who build the historical buildings you see. Although it's cheap to get into if you don't have the money you can easily walk behind the historical site to a place you can grill, have a picnic, or play Pokemon Go as the site surrounding the park has 3 gyms and multiple pok├ęstops making this place fun for the whole family.
  • A little small compared to Jamestown, but definitely a gem! They have great reenactors, a nice gift shop, and a park nearby for later. Bring a packed lunch and spend the day!
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