Henricus Historical Park

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The 1611 Citie of Henricus, Virginia’s second successful English settlement, is being recreated at the 32-acre Henricus Historical Park. In 1607, Christopher Newport first explored the area where the Virginia Company of London would later direct a new seat of government to be built in an environment heathier than Jamestown. In addition to the first land ownership, the 1611 Citie of Henricus generated many new beginnings — the first private ownership of land; the development of the American system of free enterprise; the chartering of the first college, the Colledge of Henricus; and the construction of the first hospital in the New World, Mt. Malady. In addition, Pocahontas lived at Henricus for several years, where she converted to Christianity and was courted by John Rolfe.

Info: The 1611 Citie of Henricus and the Henricus Visitors Center and Museum Store are open year-round Tu – Su 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8 for Adults, $6 for children (3-12), children under 2 are free. There is $1 off admission for active or retired military.

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