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Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial

1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, VA 24528-3302
+1 434-376-2044
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Brookneal
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: Patrick Henry's Red Hill is the last home and burial place of Virginia's first elected governor, Patrick Henry. Red Hill is the National Memorial for Patrick Henry and his life and home. Exhibiting Patrick Henry’s restored artwork, buildings, and the nationally ranked Osage orange tree, Red Hill offers tours, special events and school outreach programs.
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Raleigh NC
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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Patrick Henry retired to Red Hill, Virginia and lived there until his death. This monument celebrates the life of one of our first patriots and has the largest collection of Patrick Henry artifacts and collectibles than any other museum. The actual museum is small but the pieces include his violin (fiddle), telescope, desk and the like. The pieces which he... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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236 reviews 236 reviews
72 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This site is easy to miss if you don't pay close attention to signs. This is a very nice historic site but I was somewhat disappointed because based on the website I thought there would be more trails and things to view and some were under construction or not available. The lady in the visitor center was very nice and... More

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KBooMeow, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

Greetings Don; We are so happy you included a visit to Patrick Henry’s home on your recent trip, and we appreciate you taking the time to write of your recent experience. As a one-of-a-kind historic preservation site receiving no federal funding, we strive for authenticity, and are constantly working to grow the scope of the visitor experience here at Patrick... More

Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you are an American, you need to visit this site. It's the last home of Patrick Henry, and you can really learn about this Founding Father who said, "Give me Liberty, or give me death!" His gravesite is also here, for all of us to pay our respects. We take so much for granted, and need to visit sites... More

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KBooMeow, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

Hi Brian, we are thrilled you enjoyed your visit to Mr. Henry’s home and place of repose. We are also delighted you had the opportunity to visit our friends down the road at Sans Soucy Vineyards and to take in just some of what beautiful Brookneal has to offer. Please, come again! More

Wilson, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The entry into Red Hill is through the visitor's Center/Museum/Gift Shop, and it is staffed by the most delightful and helpful lady. Such a wonderful way to set the right atmosphere. The plantation house is very refreshing - to think that such an intelligent and successful man like Patrick Henry could be so satisfied living in what are actually fairly... More

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Beckie N, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Patrick Henry's Red Hill, and that you committed the time and effort in writing a review for others to read. From your expressive words it is evident you truly grasp the importance of this place, and it's role in the past, present and future of our great nation. Again, thank you... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We enjoyed our visit very much. It was so nice and peaceful at Red Hill. Attendance was light so we could take our time and not feel hurried in anyway. His final resting place away from the world in this remote place was very touching.

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Beckie N, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

Jim: Thank you so much for taking the time to convey your thoughts on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Patrick Henry's Red Hill. We were thrilled to read of your pleasant experience here in this revered place. We trust you will share with others, and we look forward to your return visit in the near future. Again, our... More

Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Red Hill exceeded our expectations. It was absolutely charming, filled with wonderful pieces of Patrick Henry's life. The Visitors Cemter is friendly, though small, but feels "just right". There is a small museum with original documents and furnishings from his home. There is a nice video about his life--a touch dated but still I for,active. The gift shop is lovely--we... More

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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Take the time to visit Red Hill. It is a wonderful place and very weel done. Enjoy a guided tour with excellent guides. Enjoy the beauty of this place and just imagine the man! Liberty or Death? No question!

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PHenrysRedHill, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and welcome you back anytime! All the best, Red Hill Staff More

Valdosta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
46 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This site is definitely off the beaten path, but don't let that prevent you from coming. The entire visit is self-guided, but a guide will be in the museum to show you the video and the small gallery in the visitor's center. Our guide was well-informed and enjoyable. She clearly showed a love for Patrick Henry and Red Hill. After... More

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PHenrysRedHill, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are certainly glad that you made the trip to visit us, and hope we see you again in the future! Have a great day. More

NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Set your GPS and head over the Red Hill! We stayed in Gretna, VA and made the trek over. What a beautiful place - well worth the low admission. There was hardly anyone there the day we visited. We felt like we had the whole place to ourselves! The movie and museum were interesting and the docent was welcoming and... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I visited Red Hill this weekend and were pleasantly surprised by the exhibit. Start with the movie and museum to give you the background on the "least known founding father" before heading out on your self-guided tour of the buildings and grounds. The description in the guide-paper of the house left us a little confused as it... More

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PHenrysRedHill, Public Relations Manager at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, responded to this review

Hello Frank! Thank you so much for coming to visit Patrick Henry's Red Hill. I hope you did enjoy your visit. We always like to hear from the visitors and I appreciate your suggestions about the signs needed on the grounds. We will keep these in mind when we order new signage. We hope to see you again! AB, Marketing... More

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