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Imagine it’s 1611

Travel back in time to the Citie of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in the New World. Explore a moment in time where 300 settlers, led by Sir Thomas Dale, departed the unhealthy environment of Jamestown with the hope of establishing a strong English Colony and with the intention of becoming the principal seat of the Virginia Company of London.

Learn how these brave settlers traveled 80 miles up the James River to build the city named for the eldest son of King James I, Prince Henry. Advancing into unknown wilderness, these explorers were under the constant threat of attack by Indians and Spaniards who had the capability to destroy the young struggling English colony.

Henricus Historical Park re-creates this historical journey that took place four hundred years ago highlighting a significant time where property ownership by the common man was a unique concept. This innovative idea, combined with the development of the first English hospital, the chartering of the first college in the New World, the English home of Pocahontas, the establishment of tobacco as the first cash crop in the New World, established the Citie of Henricus.

Discover the contributions made to the successful permanent colonization of North America and the eventual establishment of the United States of America. Visit Henricus Historical Park and relive America’s beginnings. Historical interpretation and reenactments pay tribute to Virginia’s Indians and the English settlers who carved a nation out of what was then Virginia’s western frontier.

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We'll be opening at 12 noon today in order to clean up from Hops in the Park! Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday and made our fifth annual event such a success! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less

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Make sure to stop by Courthouse Creek Cider today at Hops in the Park! They'll be serving a brand new cider made with hops grown at Henricus.COME SEE US TODAY at Hops in the Park!!

Help us toast Virginia’s agricultural pride with food, music, beer, and more! The Henricus Foundation presents the fifth annual Hops in the Park, a national award-winning hops & harvest festival celebrating Virginia agriculture and the long and rich history of brewing in our Commonwealth! See Henricus Historical Park event page for info!!!

We crafted a wet hopped cider—using Cascade hops grown at Henricus. This cider also is infused with post-distillation juniper berries from Virago Spirits, and some dried lemon peel. The picture captures what went into the barrel!
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Hops in the Park is TOMORROW! 😁

Parking will be located at the RJ Smith lot located at 1800 Coxendale Road. A free shuttle bus will transport guests to the event. Hop the Line pass holders can park at the main Henricus lot.

Anyone taking a cab will be able to drop off at the event entrance.

LYFT OFFER -- Apply code HOPSINPARK19 to the promos tab of your Lyft app for 20% off two rides to / from Hops in the Park!

*Pick ups and drop offs must be in the coverage area. Code is valid until 10:00 PM on 11/09/19. Limited quantities available. Lyft Terms and Conditions apply.
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Hard at work at the plantation today! Nicole is busy dyeing wool and Andrew is finishing up the roof for our well. Come check it out! @ Henricus Historical Park ... See MoreSee Less

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Friendship, Trade & Feast takes place on November 30 - it will be a great event to bring your families to after Thanksgiving!

We're excited to be a part of 2019 Commemoration's Customs, Cultures, and Cuisines festival this year.Come home to Virginia this November for our month-long Customs, Cultures and Cuisine Festival!

Starting TOMORROW, VA Culture Fest will commemorate Virginia's history in unique, fun ways. Find an event near you: bit.ly/CCCFest2019
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