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Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, VA
(804) 748-1613
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Mount Olive, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I visited the fort and the people there are dressed in the 1600's era. They are extremely knowledgeable about the Native Americans and the English settlers. This is a good family fun place to visit. They have on their calendar events for children and adults. Being able to walk around and be guided through the fort was a great experience.... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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68 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

lived in Richmond area over 3 years and finally decided we MUST go see HENRICUS; what a wonderful surprise . beautiful park; trails, ospreys, eagles, great blues, green herons, egrets great PHOTO OPPS.........we took the 4 hour SAT 8 am kayaking adventure, the guides whose names were DOT & DOT.........were wonderful, got some great photos and had a great time... More

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Suwanee, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I stopped by on our way to the Colonial Triangle (Jamestown/Yorktown/Williamsburg). While much smaller than these other sites, Henricus was very much worth the time. The physical structures of the English and 'Natural' villages were very well done and the interpreters were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and happy to spend their time with you. Out the back of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The review of this sounded interesting and was cheaper than Jamestown or Williamsburg, so we went. While this is a nice place for school groups, there was too much walking around to see very little. It was raining (drizzle when we first arrived) so we were only able to see a bit before thunder and lightning made it dangerous to... More

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Manchester, Ct.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were in the area for the night, saw the sign on the highway and trip advisor reviews so gave the park a try. We enjoyed our visit despite all the second graders on field trips. The interpretive guides were wonderful and recreation very well done.

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My family and I went there on a Sunday. I think it would have been a lot more fun on another day. There were only two reinactors there and not many people. Many stuff was under construction, but the buildings were all very nice and the people that were there were very helpful and informative.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This site is wonderful, and much better than Jamestown in many ways. The site hosts a lot of school groups, so the presentations are done with kids in mind -- but it is still a delightful way for adults to spend an afternoon. The site is much less crowded than Jamestown and much more authentic. Every staff member I encountered... More

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North Kansas City, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Very nice, the living history is awesome. I will be going back again. i hope to bring my wife and kids to see the park this summer.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My daughter and I visited the park on Dec. 28, 2013. The re-enactors were knowledgeable and willing to share the history of the park. Very friendly and engaged you to take part in trying on armor and conversation. Some buildings were locked which is why I didn't rate it a 5 star. The outodoor life around the park is beautiful... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

we were invited to Henricus as part of a fund raiser. We had a tour and a boat ride and a meal. We had a great time and were thoroughly impressed. It is a great place for young kids and lots of room to run and have fun. If you get a chance please support Henricus

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