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Things That Go Bump in The Night

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 Oct. 16 and 17. Visitors will experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales from period-dressed historical interpreters. Join Colonists and Virginia Indians by the fireside of 1611-1622 Virginia as they recount old English and American Indian folklore and legends.


Activities will capture the essence of what it felt like to be Colonists in a dark, mysterious and wooded landscape, exposed to uncertain perils. Visitors will learn the connection of the harvest 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.

While at the park be sure to take a sneak peek at the newest building being recreated – the Church and Meeting Hall which will be available for weddings.


Haunted tours will run from 7-9 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Last tour will depart at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments include cookies, apple cider and hot chocolate. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children 6-12. Register by Oct. 14 at 804-748-1611. Haunted tours are not appropriate for children under six.



About Henricus Historical Park

Henricus Historical Park re-creates everyday 17th-century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and resides on the original site of the Citie of Henricus. On a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Civil War history. Surrounded by the Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living history museum offers exceptional education programs for students and adults. 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.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.
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