Henricus Historical Park

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Basic Information

Address: 251 Henricus Park Rd. Chester, VA 23836
Phone Number: 804-318-8797
Director: Charles L. Grant

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Days and Hours: Monday - Friday (10 - 4) -- Group Programs; Tuesday - Sunday (general visitation)

17th century, re-created living history museum of the English Colonial Citie of Henricus and of the nearby Powhatan town of Arrohateck. Located on the historic James River, near today's city of Richmond. We provide a re-created site and costumed interpreters as well as school and adult programs of second successful English Colony in Virginia.

Grade Levels:
Group Type: School groups (public, private and homeschool), adults and college
Disabled Access:

Limited disability access at this living history site. Most buildings accessible for wheelchairs. Golf carts for limited numbers available for groups upon pre-arrangement.

Program Type:

School programs that meet Standard of Learning (SOLs) and STEM guidelines.  Teacher Workshops.  Programs include re-creation of Powhatan and English Colonial cultures at contact.

Accreditation: AAM accreditation currently being worked towards
Admission/Tickets: $9/adult for self-guided general walk in tours. See website for school program/camps fees.
Registration: Pre-registration required for group programs; call 804-318-8797
Food: Snacks and drinks available in the Gift Shop
Length of Visit: Group programs -- multiple one hour programs can be booked
Student/Staff Ratio: 1:25 (school groups); 1:5 (camps)
Max. Group Number: 200 (dependent on programs chosen and staff availability)
Group Requirements: Pre-registration, 1 adult per 10 children chaperones
Return Policy: Non-refundable (unless cancelled for inclement weather) $50 registration fee
Exhibits: Re-created buildings and costumed interpreters
Freebies: Teacher informational packets
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: Gift Shop/Visitor Center
Retail Store: Yes
Amenities: Seating areas, bathrooms
Videos/DVDs Shown: Videos to watch in the gift shop: History of the Citie of Henricus and People of the River: the Powhatan Indians
Reservations Needed: Yes
Nearby Attractions: City of Richmond, Children's Museum of Richmond, Chesterfield Historical Museum, Science Museum of VA, Richmond History Museum, Richmond Museum of Fine Art
Mission Statement:

The mission of Henricus Historical Park and its fiscal agency, the Henricus Foundation, is to provide educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities through preservation, reconstruction, and interpretation of early Virginia history beginning with 16th century Virginia Powhatan Indians, the 1611 Citie of Henricus, and today’s Dutch Gap Conservancy Area.


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Facility History:

Foundation incorporated in 1985 to reproduce and bring to life the history of the second successful English colony in Virginia. Went from one building to the current 16 buildings, programs, events, wedding venues, etc. Run by a consortium of the Henricus Foundation and the two incorporated counties of Henrico and Chesterfield.

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