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Henricus Historical Park

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History in Actuality!!

Loved the details of all of the various parts of colonial living........the Indians side of it, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eve M
Truly interesting historical activity

Visited Henricus today for a few hours. Very interesting activity. The staff characters talked with... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Starr K
Greenbackville, Virginia
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251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the details of all of the various parts of colonial living........the Indians side of it, the Colonists side of it ...........fantastic architecture.........unique and real.

Thank Eve M
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Visited Henricus today for a few hours. Very interesting activity. The staff characters talked with us individually for probably 20 minutes each, explaining what happened there both in the early 1600’s, but also the civil war. If you want to know the true story of...More

Thank Starr K
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

A fascination place, well worth the time and money. All the folk there are passionate and extremely knowledgeable, especially Terry. When you arrive, you truly benefit from listening to them and asking questions. Most people are unaware of how significant that place was for the...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I remember I stumbled upon this site when I was researching the area a couple of years back for a university research project and since then, I’ve always wanted to visit. It is not a disappointment! Essentially a living history village, the Henricus Settlement is...More

1  Thank Zoltan R
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great place and great history! It’s always a pleasure to keep returning. The historical interpreters are very knowledgeable and amazing.

1  Thank Kira P
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We planned for an hour or so and ended up staying all day. The folks here are committed to sharing history through the park and the experiences of this early community. Visit every area and you will learn something new! Friday was authentic food day...More

1  Thank Travelmom66658
Reviewed June 19, 2018

If it's your first time be sure to schedule your visit when there is going to be an activity. Also be sure to at least take the time and take the five minute walk to the river bluffs; great view of the James. Picnic tables...More

1  Thank Ken W
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Nice to watch boats go in and out.very relaxing and no bugs. Wasn't crowded. No litter problem just closes early

1  Thank Katrinka B
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Looking for someplace new to visit after the long winter, I stumbled across a mention of this Park. While an hour and 40 minutes away, I thought the park sounded very intriguing and rounded up my like minded history interested nephew. We were very surprised...More

1  Thank lcskg
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Visited for event celebrating the birthday of Pocahontas and enjoyed the activities and learning the history. Pretty park with nice walking areas and great views.

1  Thank tsgulyas
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The Gift Shop has a short dvd you can watch before heading out to the replicas. They have some pottery shards etc on exhibit in the gift shop as well. My passion were the items the blacksmith had made there on site. Items... More