Publick Days 2013 is almost here at Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park will commemorate its anniversary during Publick Days, a signature annual event which celebrates the establishment of the second successful English settlement in the New World.

Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement

“Visitors to Henricus will be transported back in time through encounters with more than 100 period-dressed historical interpreters portraying 17th-century life in re-created English and Virginia Indian settlements.

Activities planned for Publick Days include living history re-enactments;

  • English and Virginia Indian weapons demonstrations
  • craftsmen and blacksmiths
  • 17th-century medicinal demonstrations
  • Virginia Indian and Colonial songs and dance
  • hands-on educational activities and crafts for families; storytelling
  • food and craft vendors, and more.

On the bluff overlooking the James River, re-enactments will explore the military history of Dutch Gap from 1781 to 1917.

Both days of the event 17th-century ship replica, Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement, will be docked at Henricus. Godspeed is a re-creation of one of three ships which transported America’s first permanent English colonists to Virginia in 1607. The ship’s crew will demonstrate Colonial maritime skills and examine the historic significance of Godspeed.

On Sept. 23 and 24, Henricus will offer “Living History” group tours of Godspeed and the outdoor living history museum. Tours are 2.5 hours in length and $16/ person. Reservations required by Sept. 22 by calling (804) 318-8797.

A reception will take place for Henricus Foundation Patrons on Sept. 20 to welcome Godspeed from Jamestown Settlement. ”


The Publick Days Event will take place on September 21-22 at 10:00am at Henricus Historical Park in Chester, Virginia. Map it!

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