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Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
+1 804-748-1611
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American History

Very interesting for all history buffs. This is where the settlers that left Jamestown ended up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chester, Virginia
Great Place to Learn About an Oft Forgotten Piece of Early American History

Archeologists continue to excavate at this site, so it is an evolving story. There are special... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Kenneth J
Midlothian, Virginia
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251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
+1 804-748-1611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting for all history buffs. This is where the settlers that left Jamestown ended up. Reenactors dress in period clothing and answer questions, talk about various displays. There is an archeologic dig site and various artifacts are on display. Worthwhile, less staged than Jamestown,...More

Thank Dizymaus
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Archeologists continue to excavate at this site, so it is an evolving story. There are special events during the year which include more costumed interpreters to bring history to life. Sometimes one of the replica ships from Jamestown ventures up the James River to participate....More

Thank Kenneth J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The staff was very knowledgeable, the views were awesome and the village really made history fun for the kids.

Thank stuartp915
Reviewed 7 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 29 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

1  Thank Allen G
Reviewed 16 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 22 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 11 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
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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