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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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Great Stop for History Lovers

The site is relatively small, but packed with some pretty significant history. To visit the interior of the church, one needs to be on a tour which can be set up through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is relatively small, but packed with some pretty significant history. To visit the interior of the church, one needs to be on a tour which can be set up through the visitor center. Our tour guide was especially knowledgeable and did a great job giving us both the history of the church building itself and background on Patrick... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 February 2017

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 31 January 2017

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 30 January 2017

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 26 January 2017

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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Virginia Beach
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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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Oak Island, North Carolina
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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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Front Royal, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 11 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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