If you love history, then Henrico is the place for you! Henrico County, like all of Virginia, is rich in history. Henrico residents and events have shaped America’s story and its heritage. Our history began in 1611, when Henrico became one of the eight original shires of Virginia. In 2011, thousands of visitors helped us celebrate our 400th anniversary.
Discover what it was like to work a 19th-century farm or walk the same battlefields as General Ulysses S. Grant. Prefer a museum? Be sure to visit the Virginia Randolph Museum
, a National and State Historic Landmark that pays tribute to one of the greatest educators in America. If you have a full day to explore, immerse yourself in a few of our Civil War battle sites in the Richmond National Battlefield Park
(Malvern Hill Park
and Fort Harrison).