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Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
(804) 748-1611
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A Must-See Attraction if You Enjoy American History

Henricus Historical Park is a fantastic attraction. The park tells the story of Henricus, the... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Penny0316
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South Carolina
Hidden Gem for History Fans

We got a lot of history for our eight dollar admission fee. We visited on a Tuesday, so there were... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
U4249LBlindap
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Henricus Historical Park is a fantastic attraction. The park tells the story of Henricus, the second successful English settlement in Virginia. The park features replicas of the Native American and the English settlements in the area, and living history interpreters tell the stories of the...More

Thank Penny0316
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We got a lot of history for our eight dollar admission fee. We visited on a Tuesday, so there were no crowds. Costumed interpreters are very knowledgeable about the earliest days of our colonization of Virginia. We learned a lot about Pocahontas, who actually lived...More

Thank U4249LBlindap
Reviewed 25 June 2017

If you want a quicker, less crowded and more intimate history of the early settlement of Virginia, this is the place. Getting here from the Route 10/I 95 area either have a GPS or good map. You will be traveling thru an industrial park then...More

Thank Allen G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The wife found this place doing research. its right next to the Power plant. you have to weave your self thru construction to get there. the grounds are great. THe over look to the James river is nice.. Even the grey squirrel comes up and...More

Thank ronaldbyram
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I recently visited Henricus Park. What a wonderful experience! The forgotten settlement is diamond in the rough. The settlement is very well presented and the interpreters were were awesome....so knowledgeable and personable. This place is a must see!

1  Thank kimsatty
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our family of 7 enjoyed visiting Henricus. You will see a representation of the English village built after the colony at Jamestown failed and settlers moved up river to Henricus. You will also see a representation of the Powhatan Indian village. These representations of the...More

1  Thank Glenda22
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed riding our bikes on the trail with our 5 year old grandson. After our ride, we toured the historic village. The cast wore clothing of the period and gave very interesting information about the different areas of the village. The park is located...More

Thank Sandyw L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

First time visitor. I learned about the area and the gift shop employee even suggested places to visit and dining in the area. Would definitely go again.

Thank LisaH502014
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice representation on the original settlement. Knowledgeable guides in period clothing. It was early in the year but they were already working the ground to get crops in.

Thank Kozadama
Reviewed 27 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank dczanowski
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The Gift Shop has a short dvd you can watch before heading out to the replicas. They have some pottery shards etc on exhibit in the gift shop as well. My passion were the items the blacksmith had made there on site. Items... More
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