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Henricus Historical Park, Chester

#78 of 259 in Historic Sites in Virginia
Must see · Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Commemorating more than 400 years of history, Henricus Historical Park re-creates everyday 17th-century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and in the Virginia Indian site of Arrohateck. Due to its prime location as a military outpost on a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Revolutionary War and Civil War history, which visitors may experience through special events and programs throughout the year.

Surrounded by the 810 acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living history museum offers exceptional Pre-K-12 and adult education programs, and both indoor and outdoor meeting and special event space. Henricus Historical Park is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization that operates in partnership with the Henricus Foundation and the counties of Chesterfield and Henrico.

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  • Very nice views and walking trails - well maintained and easy to navigate. Easy to park and get out for a easy walk - trail is well marked and has mile markers in 1/10 - so you can go as far or...  more »
  • For those are weary of theme parks and like history filled parks this was a nice little find. We were staying at nearby Pocohantas State Park over Thanksgiving and found this off the beaten path...  more »
  • I love going here! The people who work here are so knowledgeable and fun to talk to, not to mention they are the ones who build the historical buildings you see. Although it's cheap to get into if you don't have the money you can easily walk behind the historical site to a place you can grill, have a picnic, or play Pokemon Go as the site surrounding the park has 3 gyms and multiple pok├ęstops making this place fun for the whole family.
  • A little small compared to Jamestown, but definitely a gem! They have great reenactors, a nice gift shop, and a park nearby for later. Bring a packed lunch and spend the day!

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