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Truly fascinating and significant

A fascination place, well worth the time and money. All the folk there are passionate and extremely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PFTraveller62
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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Skip Jamestown Settlement and come here

I remember I stumbled upon this site when I was researching the area a couple of years back for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zoltan R
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St Neots, United Kingdom
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251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836-2415
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Zoltan R
Reviewed 9 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.

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

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

1  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Katrinka B
Reviewed 14 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

1  Thank lcskg
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Visited for event celebrating the birthday of Pocahontas and enjoyed the activities and learning the history. Pretty park with nice walking areas and great views.

1  Thank tsgulyas
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have hiked the park many times with our dogs. We have taken friends to the park and they enjoyed the history and the trails.

1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed 30 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

1  Thank KeystoneBill
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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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