FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Halloween at Henricus Historical Park
Witching Hour, Witching Hour Jr., & History by the Pint
Chester, Va., – On Saturday, October 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Henricus Historical Park will be hosting The Witching Hour, a new event created for all ages to celebrate Halloween.
The day will be filled with variety of activities including history demonstrations and discussions on witch trials, witch hunters, familiars, and cunning folk. Attendees can try their hand at a craft, have their tarot read, visit the art gallery and exhibit, and purchase items at the witch market. Starting at noon, Dancing Kilt Brewery will be on site for a pop-up brewery experience for the first installment of Henricus’ History by the Pint series.
Family-friendly Halloween fun will be offered from 1-3 p.m. during Witching Hour Jr. Children will listen to a story and decorate a pumpkin before going on site for COVID-safe trick-or-treating and a costume parade. Families may choose to only attend the children’s portion of the day or may stay for the entire event for an additional fee.
- Historical interpretation on witches, witch trials, familiars, and cunning folk
- Art gallery featuring original works for sale by local artists
- Self-guided exhibit featuring video lecture by University of Richmond professor Dr. Kristin M.S Bezio
- Witch market
- Tarot readings
- History by the Pint - Dancing Kilt Brewery pop-up starting a 12 p.m.
- Witching Hour Jr – Story, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and costume parade
Admission to Henricus Witching Hour is $9 per adult and $7 per child ages 3-12. Families who would like to attend Witching Hour Jr. will pay $8 per child and $6 per adult with the option of adding general admission for an extra $3 per person. Registration is required for the children’s activities as limited space will be available to allow for social distancing. All guests, staff, and vendors are required to wear facial coverings indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Guests are asked to maintain at least 6ft of social distancing at all times and market vendors will be spaced approximately 10ft apart.
More information on all events and registration for Witching Hour Jr. may be found at www.henricus.org/calendar.
More About Henricus Historical Park
Commemorating more than 400 years of history, Henricus Historical Park re-creates 17th-century life in the second successful permanent English settlement in the New World and in the Powhatan 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.
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Henricus Foundation | Chesterfield County Parks & Recreation
Henricus Historical Park: a living history museum
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, Virginia 23836