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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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Here is our HUGE Announcement! We will be bringing a Haunted Nights Event to Henricus Historical Park in April 2020 and we will be bringing our Tennessee Wraith Chasers Brothers Chris Smith and Mike Goncalves! Tickets go on sale 10/31/19 !! Who's Ready For some #HauntedNights! ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out some scenes from previous years at Hops and join us on November 9 from 12-6pm for our 5th annual Hops in the Park! We're excited to have some new breweries and cideries joining us this year, including Väsen Brewing Company, Castleburg Brewery and Taproom, Tabol Brewing, Courthouse Creek Cider, and Blue Bee Cider!

New for 2019, we're introducing Hop the Line Bundles -- pre-purchased ticket and parking bundles that include an engraved copper-plated Hops in the Park mug and bonus general admission passes! You can grab yours at www.hoptheline.eventbrite.com.

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Legends and tales from throughout the centuries come to life before your eyes! What will you encounter out in the darkness of Henricus on October 25 and 26?

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Bring your kids to Henricus on October 26 for stories, crafts, and a treats tour of the historic site! Registration is required.

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