Publick Day at Dutch Gap Canal

Join us for our signature annual celebration of the 1611 founding of the Citie of Henricus. Watch 400 years of history come to life with living history re-enactments, military drills and musket firings, craftsmen and blacksmiths, 17th-century medicinal demonstrations, Virginia Indian activities, historical children’s games and crafts, storytelling and more.

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Appomattox Courthouse

Appomattox Weekend – Living History

The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen.Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the

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Appomattox Courthouse

Appomattox Courthouse

The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen.Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the

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The Future of Richmond’s Past

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond – the capital of the Confederacy – finally fell. The Confederate government evacuated and Union army units – including United States Colored Troops – entered the city. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the

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President Lincoln delivers his second inaugural address in front of the US Capitol in 1865, Library of Congress

2nd Inaugural Commemoration of President Lincoln

Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press and former chief White House correspondent for NBC News, will deliver the keynote address for a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration. The ceremony, sponsored by the National Park Service and the Lincoln Group of the District of

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