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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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Richmond's History and Food of Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill
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I love the old architecture

I love seeing the old buildings in every city that I visit, I am so happy that the church chimes the hours-I hope they never stop the bells!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jason n

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love seeing the old buildings in every city that I visit, I am so happy that the church chimes the hours-I hope they never stop the bells!

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Thank jason n
Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is special and I can't recommend it enough. The re-enactments only occur on Sundays at 1:15. Free street parking was plentiful. A nearby park offers picnic tables but an even better idea is to walk a block to the Proper Pie Co. for a slice of excellent pie!

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Thank molly g
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an EXCELLENT tour. Me Dunlap is a wonderful historian. What a great trip back into history we were able to experience. I am planning a trip back to see the reenactments!

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Thank Patricia C
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the church where the ..give me liberty or give me death.. Was spoken. It is a lovely church up on a hill in downtown area. There is a lovely breeze through the trees that surround the church. There is a gift shop on the grounds. The church itself is typical of its time though larger than expected. It's... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited over an hour to get in July 3. It was well worth the wait. Great place for pre-Independence historic feel and history buffs will love it.

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Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in awe at being able to be in the church where Patrick Henry gave his memorable speech! The original church pews were still there. The tour guide was excellent in helping us visualize the discussions and decisions made here. We walked around the cemetery where we saw so many old gravestones. History here!

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Thank Ann P
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to visit a church such as this. Still being used after all these years. Didn't take the tour but went around the churchyard and sat quietly in the sanctuary and imagined what it must been like for Patrick Henry to give his rousing speech here to his countrymen. Wonderful.

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Thank Margaret C
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You definitely need to take the tour to appreciate the history and events that took place on this site. Our tour guide, Betty, was wonderful!

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Thank BeBeWhy
Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

St. John's Church offers a limited number of performances of the Patrick Henry "give me liberty or give me death" speech in its sanctuary. The free 25 minute performance was preceded by 15 minutes if enjoyable patriotic organ music. Very interesting and informative. Photo ops offered after the performance.

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Thank Karen L
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A must-see for anyone interested in Revolutionary War history. Patrick Henry did indeed stand in the pews and proclaim "Give me liberty or give me death" and on nearly every Sunday in the Summer you can relive that moment.

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