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Henricus Historical Park

251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
+1 804-748-1611
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Before the Pilgrims and the Mayflower, America started here on the James River!

Very fun historical park for all ages. Was thrilled with my first visit here in 2016 and decided... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
KeystoneBill
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Raleigh, NC, USA
Sketchy for event planning

Beautiful grounds and history, but event coordinator and director are manipulative and bad at... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Sarah P
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251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Very fun historical park for all ages. Was thrilled with my first visit here in 2016 and decided to become a member. Since then I've been many times with my children and enrolled them in a one-week summer program. The site tells the story of...More

Thank KeystoneBill
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and history, but event coordinator and director are manipulative and bad at communication. I would recommend for a short visit I guess, but I would not trust them to host any event successfully. I'm just glad we realized it before we signed a...More

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

This settlement was built in 1611 by the colonist from Jamestown. Here they built a hospital and began to grow tobacco. In 1613 Pocahontas is captured and becomes part of the history of this area when she becomes a Christian and marries an Englishman. Her,...More

Thank Tennessee50plus
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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