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Henricus Historical Park

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Fresh air and stretch those legs!

We followed the signs and found this place! It is tucked back behind a very industrial area, but it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chester, Virginia
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History in Actuality!!

Loved the details of all of the various parts of colonial living........the Indians side of it, the... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Eve M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed the signs and found this place! It is tucked back behind a very industrial area, but it is worth the trip. There is a lot of interesting artifacts to look at, and there are some cool trails too. The kids really enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Loved the details of all of the various parts of colonial living........the Indians side of it, the Colonists side of it ...........fantastic architecture.........unique and real.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Eve M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Visited Henricus today for a few hours. Very interesting activity. The staff characters talked with us individually for probably 20 minutes each, explaining what happened there both in the early 1600’s, but also the civil war. If you want to know the true story of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Starr K
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A fascination place, well worth the time and money. All the folk there are passionate and extremely knowledgeable, especially Terry. When you arrive, you truly benefit from listening to them and asking questions. Most people are unaware of how significant that place was for the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PFTraveller62
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

I remember I stumbled upon this site when I was researching the area a couple of years back for a university research project and since then, I’ve always wanted to visit. It is not a disappointment! Essentially a living history village, the Henricus Settlement is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Zoltan R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Great place and great history! It’s always a pleasure to keep returning. The historical interpreters are very knowledgeable and amazing.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Kira P
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We planned for an hour or so and ended up staying all day. The folks here are committed to sharing history through the park and the experiences of this early community. Visit every area and you will learn something new! Friday was authentic food day...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Travelmom66658
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If it's your first time be sure to schedule your visit when there is going to be an activity. Also be sure to at least take the time and take the five minute walk to the river bluffs; great view of the James. Picnic tables...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Nice to watch boats go in and out.very relaxing and no bugs. Wasn't crowded. No litter problem just closes early

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Katrinka B
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Looking for someplace new to visit after the long winter, I stumbled across a mention of this Park. While an hour and 40 minutes away, I thought the park sounded very intriguing and rounded up my like minded history interested nephew. We were very surprised...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank lcskg
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Response from lisah41803 | Reviewed this property |
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