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Henricus Historical Park

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Address: 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
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(804) 748-1611
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Awesome Interactive History!

My wife and I visited Henricus this past weekend and throughly enjoyed ourselves! The grounds are superb, we started off in the Indian village where the guide was tanning a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Henricus this past weekend and throughly enjoyed ourselves! The grounds are superb, we started off in the Indian village where the guide was tanning a buffalo hide. He welcomed us to the park and filled us with vast knowledge of the tanning process and local Indian tribes. We then entered the Fort where our guide... More 

Thank dczanowski
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Wasnt sure what to expect. We wasnt sure when we were driving because the road we were on looked like an industrial area. We went o. Gift shop to buy tickets and we watched a short film on the fort. As we were walking through there was men in period clothes worki g on there trades. One was working on... More 

Thank weezee29
Chesterfield, Virginia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

This destination is a bit hidden. However, if you go, once is NOT enough! We enjoy hiking, biking and picnicking. Multiple dirt paths that are appropriately maintained and zig zag parallel to the River. We utilize this park regularly. There is also a small fort and souvenir store on premises.

Thank TheDamerons
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a great historical park with buildings, artifacts and reenactors dressed in period costume to explain this 1600's village and how the English lived and coexisted with the Powhatan Indian tribes.... there is also a small recreation of an Indian village as well as a beautiful walk out to the James River where you are very likely to see... More 

Thank Jane P
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Past train tracks, a power plant and cornfields and voila! a great lesson in the early colonial development of our country in Chesterfield County, 1611 to be exact. This is well worth a drive from Richmond. An native American village and an English settlement sit side-by-side with well trained guides to inform you of the history. This is a hidden... More 

Thank eliztlong
Prince George, Virginia
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a great place to take the kids for a history lesson on the area. The park has displays showing how the indians would be lived in the area over 500 years ago, the early english settlers and the civil war role of the area. Go on Publick Day and it is free,

Thank 53rb53
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I have visited Henricus many times over the years, but always when a lot of other people were also visiting. My best friend since grade school was visiting earlier this week, and I took her to Henricus for a visit. We had beautiful weather and appeared to be the only visitors, at least at the time we were there. This... More 

1 Thank sheila03262016
Etters, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This historical park covers the VERY early history of the settlements in Virgina (circa 1620). There is a short video in the gift shop (where you purchase a ticket to the park) and then you are sent to the fort area. The day I was there only 3 reenactors were on hand. It's a little disturbing that they keep track... More 

1 Thank Connie C
Chester, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for an easy ride with young children who are learning to ride. There is always a lot to see in the beautiful flora and fauna. We have retuned many times during all of the seasons and it is always different and a treat.

Thank Gayle- Rob M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We liked this place. It was weird getting there because you have to go through an industrial zone with all sorts of dump trucks and semi's and all that, but it's a short thoroughfare so not a problem... just strange. Once you get to the park you totally forget about the industrial zone and it's like you passed through the... More 

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