Presented by Henricus Historical Park
Continue your Thanksgiving festivities through the weekend at Henricus Historical Park. On November 30 from 10am-5pm, guests can explore the story of the original 1619 “Thanksgiving” which happened right here in Virginia.
In addition to discovering the story of the true first Thanksgiving, interpreters will be demonstrating the common hunting and cooking techniques of both the Powhatan and English communities as well as the various trade items that both sides sought for their mutual comfort and the strengthening of their ongoing alliances. 17th-century music and instruments will be displayed, and weapons demos will complete the day.
This year’s event is in partnership with American Evolution 2019 Commemoration’s Customs, Cultures, and Cuisines festival which celebrates 400 years of Virginia’s unique history and culture.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Henricus is asking guests to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to a local food bank.
Admission is $9 per adult and $7 per child ages 6-12. Henricus Patrons are free.
More About Henricus Historical Park
Commemorating more than 400 years of history, Henricus Historical Park re-creates 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. For more information about Henricus Historical Park visit www.henricus.org and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.