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Explore the Civil War

Dabbs House Museum & Tourist Information Center
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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. 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!

Heritage travelers will love the Glendale/Malvern Hill Battlefield and Fort Harrison. These sites commemorates American Civil War 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 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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