On behalf of Henrico County, it gives me great pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to our many visitors.
Where else can you explore Civil War battlefields
, enjoy the thrill of a NASCAR race
, and choose from hundreds of attractions, dining choices and hotel accommodations . . . all within minutes of each other?
Henrico County is a thriving community that surrounds the capital city of Richmond, Virginia. Getting here is easy. Prefer to fly? You’ll enjoy the hassle-free experience of Richmond International Airport
. It’s located minutes away from anywhere you want to be in Henrico and serves as an ideal gateway to the entire central Virginia region. Getting around Henrico
by car is also a breeze. Simply hop on either I-64 or I-95 — two major interstates that conveniently converge in Henrico and bring our many events, shops and hotels within easy reach of millions of visitors each year.
If you’ve got game, you’ve got a place to play in Henrico. Whatever your sport or passion — from baseball, to golf, to fishing, to soccer — we’ve got you covered. The Henrico County park system
includes nearly 4,000 acres filled with athletic fields and recreation amenities. Be sure to play a round at Belmont Golf Course, home to the 1949 PGA Championship won by Virginia golfing icon Sam Snead. And if you can’t quite land that trophy bass, be sure to stop by Three Lakes Nature Center to come face to face with your native quarry in a 50,000-gallon freshwater aquarium.
If you love history
, you will love Henrico County. The historic James River made Henrico County a thriving Native American trade location before its official founding by English settlers in 1611 as one of the eight original shires. Familiar names like Pocahontas, Robert E. Lee and Virginia Randolph are interwoven into the proud, rich and diverse tapestry of our past. While you're here, be sure to take a trek back in time and visit one of our many historic sites.
Southern hospitality dictates we feed our visitors often ... and well. With more than 600 local restaurants to choose from, we’re confident you’ll be pleased.
And for the shoppers
in your group, we’ve got great options, too, including White Oak Village and Short Pump Town Center, a 1.3 million-square-foot open-air shopper's retreat.
Again, welcome to Henrico County. We’re glad you’re here!
John A. Vithoulkas