Patrick Henry's Red Hill
Patrick Henry's Red Hill
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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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 buildings, artifacts, and the National Champion Osage orange tree, Red Hill offers tours, special events and school outreach programs.
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JWG
North Carolina3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Oh how I would like to retire here myself and live on this grand paradise of Patrick Henry. Such a wonderful escape from the chaos of society. It is truly a beautiful place of peace .
Written May 15, 2023
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Thank you for your eloquent review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written May 19, 2023
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skooter84
Gatesville, TX58 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A place where history comes to life. We we're blessed to have a tour given by the 5th generation grandson (I'm not sure exactly how to put it) of Patrick Henry. He made the tour truly special.
Written March 25, 2023
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We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written April 20, 2023
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JT_1837
Brookneal, VA2,781 contributions
Jul 2022
Like many, I've had the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in many places, from small towns in Wisconsin to the Mall in Washington DC (numerous years including the enormous celebration in 1976) to Richmond, VA to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

We keep coming back to Red Hill for a reason.
First, this celebration may be in a small town and predominantly rural area, but all the activities are top notch.
Live music, games and activities, plenty of food options, all available.

But what is different about Independence Day here is what we love most:
Hearing Patrick Henry Jolly (5th great grandson of the Voice of the Revolution) reenact Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech.
Most importantly, and this is something I haven't experienced anywhere else, the reading of the Declaration of Independence.
I mean, that's what this day is all about, but how many celebrations actually take time to remember the cause, the purpose of this very special day, the declaration for our freedom and those who pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor toward making this nation a reality?

Red Hill does.

The fireworks are amazing, starting slow, building up, and as lovely as any I have seen with far less crowds.
No music accompaniment, just the sound of "Oooh!" and "Aaah!" from a couple thousand people.
Truly, who wants to wait 2 hours in line to use a porta jon? (If that appeals to you, go to DC for the 4th)
If you want to spend the evening with normal red-blooded Americans
who love their country and have not forgotten where and why it began,
come to Red Hill to celebrate, bring your family friendly picnic cooler and enjoy.
Come learn about batteaux travel on the river and some tobacco growing history, tour the house, grounds, see the gardens, have your picture taken with 'Patrick Henry' and take a walk back in time to the cemeteries.

Watch the children run and play together in the sunset golden hour while they wait for dark and fireworks, enjoy a popsicle, chat with folks, we're all pretty welcoming here.

People of all ages, all come together for another incredible celebration, one big, beautiful American family...

You really might feel like you've found a piece of heaven here in the "garden spot of the world"... and want to stay a while.
Written July 12, 2022
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BeaFoster
Pilesgrove, NJ19 contributions
Apr 2022
We recently tour a motor coach tour Lynchburg, VA. while there the group visit and tour Patrick Henry's Red Hill in Brookneal. Red Hill was Patrick Henry's final home and burial place. Our tour group was very fortunate as one of Patrick Henry 5th generation grandson was one of the tour guides for our group. Thus making it a special treat. Red Hill should not be missed when visiting the area. Their staff is very friendly and informative.
Written June 9, 2022
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Alan M
3 contributions
Jun 2022
A little off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. Great history lesson on one of our great patriots. Take the extra time and go there.
Written June 7, 2022
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Dean_Amy-2004
Gettysburg, PA5,676 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
The reconstructed home of Patrick Henry; a brick footprint also identifies 2 additions done to the home prior. The law office is the only original building from Henry’s time, but the curator has done a nice job laying out how things would have been in the period. There is information on each of Henry’s 17 children and 2 wives.
Be sure to checkout the family cemetery where Henry and others are buried.
The short video in the visitor center is informative and worth taking the time to watch. It’s a bit out of the way, it worth a trip to see and learn more about the life of an early American Patriot.
Written May 15, 2022
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April M
2 contributions
May 2022
My sister and I went on a recent rainy Saturday. The museum was lovely and the docent was very informative about the property, museum, Patrick Henry, and society. It was a pleasant hike, even if it was a bit wet. We practically had the whole estate to ourselves. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written May 13, 2022
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Michael A
Chesapeake, VA1,024 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very well run historical home. Location is beautiful. Tour is self guided, so you have a chance to take your time. Staff is very friendly and passionate. Off the beaten track and very uncrowded. Henry was a very interesting man and worth learning about.
Written July 2, 2021
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,282 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
Red Hill is a must visit for anyone who loves American history. It is an extraordinary monument to liberty and freedom.

Patrick Henry did as much as any founding father and a visit to Red Hill will confirm his contribution to the founding of America.

Be sure to watch the 12 minute video.

A highlight for us was the walk past the house to where Mr. Henry would look over the land towards the river - it’s very nice.

It’s also humbling to visit the grave of such a powerful leader for liberty.

The gift shop is nice with a wide selection of reasonably priced items. There is a small admission fee but is quite low.

Go enjoy
Written November 7, 2020
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BigVTFan
Middletown, MD60 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Absolutely beautiful, full of history and educational opportunities. Tranquil, peaceful and off the beaten path. Nice visitor's center and informative park attendant. Burial plot of Patrick Henry and family. Stop by and stroll around the grounds for a few hours...you will enjoy.
Written September 27, 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Patrick Henry's Red Hill! We treasure each and every visitor and are thankful for your kind review!
Written September 30, 2020
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Patrick Henry's Red Hill is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM