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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Address: 2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7128
Phone Number: 804 648 5015
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This is a pretty, historical Church the site of the famous speech, give me Liberty or give me Death. Poe's mother is buried here as well as many historic people. They do have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty, historical Church the site of the famous speech, give me Liberty or give me Death. Poe's mother is buried here as well as many historic people. They do have tours, we arrived late after the last one but were able to see the exterior and the graves.

Thank Gator58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This church does a reenactment of Patrick Henry's "give me liberty" speech. It is well done and very moving. Beautiful church.

Thank Hot-tea-and-Scones
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This was my second and third time to St. John's Episcopal Church as an adult. The first time I took my children and this last trip just the adults. The cemetery is old and is still used. Please do not sit on graves or headstones as some are over 200 years old. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, the mother of Edgar Allen... More 

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Willoughby, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is a National Park Service Site But Still Charges to view Church. You must purchase an 8 dollar Tour Ticket even if you would like to visit the inside of the church. Those with NPS seasonal or lifelong passes are not exempt from the charge. While the tour may be interesting, it would be better served for either a... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

St. John's Church, founded in 1741, is a beautiful, historic church with grounds that overlook the beautiful city of Richmond. This site was also where Patrick Henry gave his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. While I am a red blooded American, I always thought that this was a good line said by a politician that was picked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The reenactment of Patrick Henry's speech and preceding discussion/arguments was superb and made history REAL. Would definitely recommend this to all, probably over the head of young children but interesting for older teens and adults.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

It was amazing to be sitting in a building....a church...that had such impact on American History! First of all the church is well over 200 years old....that would make it important for me to visit in the first place. The cemetery was incredibly old and interesting. The reenactment that we stumbled upon....reenacting Patrick Henry's famous speech "Give me liberty or... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

if you are in Richmond, you have to go to St. John's. The reenactments are wonderful. It give you chills to hear the speeches and to have history come to life. The tour of the church is very informative. If you have time, attend a service- especially lovely at night.

1 Thank Micky O
Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic reenactment of what went on that day when Patrick Henry gave his speech. Generally reenactments are done on Sundays & well worth the six bucks. Recommend sitting in the balcony so u can fully comprehend the various historical persons at the time & hear them.

1 Thank Larry K
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Anyone with the least amount of interest in US history must visit St. John's. I'm sure the weekend reenactments are wonderful, but we visited on a Monday morning and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the parish. Made for a very emotional visit for my daughter and I. Had the chance... More 

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