Heritage Day

Heritage Day occurs annually on the first Saturday in October from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spend the day experiencing Colonial history at Eppington Plantation. Eppington is a circa 1768 plantation named after Francis Eppes VI, who built the estate. Visitors will discover what life was like in Chesterfield County during the 18th century.

House tours will be offered, and activities include period children’s games, a performance by the Chesterfield Community Band, period music by the Press Gang, colonial dancing, African American storytelling, craft demonstrations and living history. Encounter historical living history performances, enjoy a relaxing carriage ride and much more. Visit a colonial militia encampment and observe musket drills. Enjoy a wine tasting as you learn about the variety of grapes grown at an experimental vineyard on site.

In addition, Pleasant View school house, an early African American school, will have an open house located at 18431 River Road, Chesterfield, VA 23838. This is one of the last remaining early school houses preserved in the county complete with school desks, chalkboard and exhibits focusing on early education in the county.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 751-4946 or www.visitchesterfieldva.com.