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Explore history in Henrico County, home to more than 24 Civil War sites and battlefields.

Stop by the Dabbs House Museum & Tourist Information Center, a historic museum with exhibit galleries and a research library. Dabbs House served as General Robert E. Lee’s field headquarters during the summer of 1862. Learn about the history of the structure, from its use as a residence for the Dabbs family, to its tenure as Henrico’s police headquarters from 1941-2005. It also serves as the County's visitor center so if you have questions or need information, ask away!

Another popular spot for heritage travelers is the Richmond National Battlefield Park. The park commemorates American Civil War sites around Richmond, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for the majority of the war.

There's no better way to travel through Henrico's history than the newly-opened Virginia Capital Trail. Bring your bikes and pedal your way from capital to capital through 400+ years of history. Or you can take the short route . . . .

Park at the Four Mile Creek Trail Head in Henrico and take the trail straight to your next pit stop, The Boathouse Restaurant at Rocketts Landing. Stop to enjoy some of the best food, drinks and views of the James River you'll find east of Richmond.
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