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between Richmond and Hopewell. It is open to visitors but tours are unavailable as it is not restored and accomodates offices. The research library is available to the public and is free of charge. For further information, please call 804-777-9663 or visit the Chesterfield Historical Society.

Remnants of Union earthworks can be seen along the park road and trails. Hours: Sunrise-Sunset Point of Rocks is located at 201 Enon Church Road, Chester. For more information, call (804) 751-4946, email coatesm@ or visit www.chesterfield. gov/parks.

Point of Rocks Point of Rocks was home to the Appamattuck tribe of the Powhatan Confederacy. During the Civil War, Union General Benjamin Butler and his army of the James has their headquarters here. This 176-acre park features several athletic facilities and a diverse natural area. Athletic and picnic areas are concentrated in the upper areas of the park, and access to the lower areas is provided by a system of trails including a floating boardwalk through a freshwater tidal marsh. This area also has historical significance, as the land was the southern end of the Union position during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign.

Henricus Commemorating 400 years, Henricus Historical Park re-creates everyday 17th century life in the second successful English settlement in North America and resides on the original site of the Cities of Henricus. Due to its prime location as a military outpost on a bluff overlooking the James River, the site also boasts rich Civil War history which visitors may experience through special events and programs during the Sesquicentennial. Surrounded by the Dutch Gap Conservation Area, the living history museum offers exceptional Pre-K12 and adult education programs, includ-

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