Hear Stories About 17th-Century and Modern-Day Ghost Encounters at Henricus
Henricus Historical Park, site of the second permanent English settlement in the New World, will present “Haunted Henricus: Things That Go Bump in the Night” on October 17 and 18. Visitors will experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as period-dressed historical interpreters revive old English and American Indian folklore and legends. Join Colonists and Virginia Indians by the fireside of 1611-1622 Virginia as they recount eerie and strange tales of their homeland.
Activities planned for “Haunted Henricus” will capture the essence of what it felt like to be a Colonist in a dark, mysterious and wooded landscape, exposed to uncertain perils. Visitors will understand the connection of the harvest season to many European superstitions and listen to tales of “Things That Go Bump in the Night.” Representatives from Transcend Paranormal will be onsite to share findings of modern-day paranormal activity at Henricus Historical Park.
Haunted tours will run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Refreshments will be available and include cookies, apple cider and hot chocolate. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 6-12 with registration required by October 15 by calling 804-748-1611. Haunted tours are not appropriate for children under six.
“Our Halloween program is unique because it combines education with entertainment,” said Charles L. Grant, executive director. “Haunted Henricus makes learning about history fun for the whole family.”
Warm up by the fire and enjoy an evening of old fashioned family fun. Henricus Historical Park is located on 32 acres along the scenic and historic James River and is surrounded by the 810-acre Dutch Gap Conservation Area. Only twenty minutes from Richmond, the park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, Virginia 23836