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HENRICUS HISTORICAL PARK                           804-748-1613
251 Henricus Park Rd., Chester, VA  23836                                  

DIRECTIONS:  From I-95 North or South: take Exit 61A Follow Route 10 (Ironbridge Road) to first stoplight Turn at left at first stoplight onto Route 732 (Old Stage Road) approx. 2 miles Turn right at first stop sign onto Route 615 (Coxendale Road) approx. 1 mile Turn right onto Henricus Park Road and follow for 1.3 miles

From I-295 North or South: take Exit 15 Follow Route 10 (Ironbridge Road) West for 3.5 miles Turn right onto Route 732 (Old Stage Road) and go approximately 2 miles Turn right at first stop sign onto Route 615 (Coxendale Road) approx. 1 mile Turn right onto Henricus Park Road and follow for 1.3 miles

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Henricus Historical Park represents the second successful settlement after Jamestown.  It is where many of the beginnings that built America occurred.  Pocahontas, John Rolfe and Sir Thomas Dale are among the citie’s important residents.  Dutch Gap Conservation Area is located adjacent to the park.

PARKING:  3 designated accessible parking spaces, located in the parking lot near the citie entrance.  Accessible parking space 8 ft. wide.  RV parking.

TYPES OF PATHS TO OR AROUND ATTRACTION:  Macadam - crusher run.  Steep grades may require assistance for persons in wheelchairs.  Length of paths 1/3 of a mile in total.  Note:  Some pathways are more complete and compacted than others.

ENTRANCE:  Located 40 yds. from parking lot.  2 entry doors, 72 in. wide, easily open in with push bar handle located 32 in. above floor. 

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Adjacent to entrance/visitors center.  Available without steps.  Doors 36 in. wide, open in.  No turns to enter.  Wheelchair accessible stalls, have 36 in. wide doors opening out, and handrails.  18 in. toilet seat height, 10 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 34 in.  Wrapped pipes.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms identified by raised figures with pants or skirt on the door to designate men or women.

FACILITIES:  Lowered drinking fountains.

ELEVATOR:  Located in Education Center - adjacent to visitor center.  Serves two levels.  Door width 48 in.  Control buttons 38 in. high.  Elevator car interior is 82 in. by 52 in.  Buttons in braille and raised.  Door stays open 6 seconds.  Audible floor change signal.

PUBLIC TELEPHONE:  Accessible phones located 30 yds. from entrance/visitors center.  Amplified headsets.

For guests with hearing disabilities, there are written scripts available, and special assisted tours and assistance upon request.

For guests with visual disabilities, there are hands-on exhibits - interpreter assisted participating activities. 

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 55 in. wide.  Counters 28 & 36 in. high.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.  Assistance available upon request.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Open Tues through Sun from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ticket sales end at 4:00 pm daily to allow later customers enough time to experience the site adequately before it closes. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Accepted credit cards: V and MC.  Children under 3 free.

Join the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Henricus. We have information as the accessibility features of these event, so you may want to call ahead to determine how they are accessible for you.

July 23-24, 2011 Colonial Trade & Tobacco

Discover how agriculture and trade affected the economics, politics and everyday lives of 17th-century Virginians. Learn about John Rolfe, who introduced Spanish tobacco to mainland America, and how tobacco became the colony's first successful commercial export. Colonial trades such as lumber, silk, fur, sassafras and wine-making will be explored through family-friendly historical interpretations.

September 17-18, 2011 Publick Days and the Godspeed

This special event will feature 100 living history interpreters from around the country portraying both English colonists and native inhabitants of circa 1611 Virginia. Interpreters will occupy the English city, the Indian site Arrohateck, and 17th-century ship replica Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement, and will demonstrate the commercial, mechanical, agricultural, domestic, and military skills of both cultures as would have been observed between the years 1611-1622. General admission fees waived.

October 7-9, 2011 School of the Musketeer

Participants will experience an entire weekend learning about military and civilian life as the first colonists in the New World. Instructors and other support personnel provide an interactive environment in 17th century life and culture; overnight experience included. Fee is $30 and is all inclusive. Pre-registration required. For further information visit:

October 21-22, 2011 Things that Go Bump In the Night

Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English legends and folklore. Join us by the fireside and listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain peril. The harvest is in, the nights grow longer and danger lurks in the shadows. Enjoy this evening of old-fashioned family fun! Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required. Limited attendance. 7-9 PM.

November 5-6, 2011 Pocahontas and the Powhatan People

Learn about Pocahontas and her life under the guidance of Reverend Alexander Whitaker at his Rocke Hall home. Explore her adopted Christian culture and contrast it with the Powhatan culture and traditions of her earlier life. Learn about the skills that enabled the Virginia Indians to flourish and how sharing their knowledge ensured the colonists' chances for survival. Additional Fee for Craft Activities.


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