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Henricus Historical Park

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Address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, VA
Phone Number: (804) 748-1613
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great History Resource

A great place to learn about the early history of our country and Sir Thomas Dale. Park attendants are very knowledgeable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Springdale, AR
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Springdale, AR
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to learn about the early history of our country and Sir Thomas Dale. Park attendants are very knowledgeable.

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Michigan
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This living history park (yes, it's outdoors) was actually a great surprise to us, as it really exceeded our expectations in both quality of interpretation and realism. You're taken back to 1611 when our nation's 2nd English settlement was established. History comes alive as re-enactors (park volunteers dressed in time appropriate attire), play their parts with great knowledge and conviction!... More 

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Manchester
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were visiting our family in Chesterfield and they brought us here to learn about some history. Was a great choice the individuals that work there were very informative and knowledgeable. Lots to see and learn about. It took about an hour matbe a little longer to go through.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I love this park and everything they offer. A true gem. It's too bad more locals aren't aware of it. Ghost tours, summer camps, etc. in addition to their regular living museum tours.

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Virginia
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133 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Henricus Park is a re-creation of the second oldest British Colony in the New World. Far larger than I expected with a church, pastors house, several small houses, an Indian village, lots of gardens, pig pen, Chicken coop, Indian meeting house, etc.. The pathway is overgrown and unkempt, which only adds to the whole "I'm back in the early 17th... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We spent a lovely afternoon in 1600's Virginia Colony. The staff were interesting and informative about the Citie of Henricus. Please take a moment and watch the small presentation film in the gift shop, it will set you up for you walk through history.

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Chesterfield, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I use to hike the area before it underwent its revitalization. My family enjoyed the lessons and the perfume making in the herb/botanical garden. Priced right, friendly staff, nice gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This little park is a great place to take the family for a quiet walk back in time. We all know about Jamestown but few were taught about the second settlement in what became Virginia. Henricus is staffed with knowledgable re-enactors who help visitors capture a vision of life in the early 1600's in the New World.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Awesome trails, beautiful scenic waterways, dog friendly. Great place to jog, walk on trails or even fish. Lots of history and just a beautiful place.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

To get here you have to drive through a Dominion power generation facility, As I understand, Dominion also funds the facility, so kudos to them for their efforts and support. Here is a link to the Henricus Historical Park website to get complete information: http://www.henricus.org/ When we were here, they were quite busy with school field trips. However we did... More 

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Additional Information about Henricus Historical Park

Address: 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, VA
Phone Number: (804) 748-1613
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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