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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Address: 2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7128
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A Must For Virginia and American History Fans

St. John's captures the feeling of old Richmond and Patrick Henry. We toured the church with a wonderful tour guide who accurately and entertainingly summarized the events leading... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St. John's captures the feeling of old Richmond and Patrick Henry. We toured the church with a wonderful tour guide who accurately and entertainingly summarized the events leading up to the Patrick Henry's famous "Liberty or Death" speech. The surrounding cemetery will put you in mind of colonial Virginia and the Revolution.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not everything is Civil War in Richmond. St. John's is the site of the 1775 immortal words of Patrick Henry: Give me liberty or give me death. This is the oldest wooden church in Virginia

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous as the location where Patrick Henry gave his memorable speech at the Second Virginia Convention, closing with the often-quoted demand, "give me liberty, or give me death!" George Wythe, the first law professor in the United States, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, is buried in the churchyard. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Quick stopped here with a bus group recently. We knew it was a very historical Church, and that this was the site of Patrick Henry's famous speech, Give me Liberty or give me Death. We also learned Edgar Allen Poe's mother is buried here as well as many historic people. Our guest reenactor, living history speaker, was really good,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited Richmond for a convention I attended for work. He mentioned that we must visit St John's, site of the historical Patrick Henry speech, "......Give me Liberty, or give me death!" I had remembered the speech from history class when I was younger. I was very pleased that I would actually have this opportunity to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

A very beautiful and historic church located in the Church Hill section of Richmond. Site of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech before the American Revolution. Well worth the visit. Check the web for times of availability.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I brought my children for a tour and it was very interesting! They did a re-enactment of Patrick Henry's speech and it was quite entertaining. We also stopped by the gift shop and purchased one of the cookbooks from Richmond which was a fun addition!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

It was only about an hour, but what a trip! Ray took us back to 1775 to the Second Virginia Conference, where 7 VA signers of the Declaration of Independence heard Patrick Henry to give him liberty or give him death. A must stop for history buffs. The cemetery alone is a 4 star attraction with many revolutionary patriots buried... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Worship at the oldest church in Richmond is thought-provoking and beautiful. A warm, inviting congregation, engaged in service in its urban neighborhood, welcomes visitors and members every Sunday. In the summer, don't miss the Liberty or death" reenactment in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The church seemed closed for repair when we came to the door and we were rushed in to a Live reenactment of Patrick Henry's Famous speech in the place he did it more than two hundred years before. It was the best. A hundred fourth gardens in a historical trance. From the balcony we watched the play with amazement and... More 

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