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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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Where History Comes Alive

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Anthony P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Willoughby, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is near the Church Hill district. Make sure to see the reenactment of the Patrick Henry speech and the decision to declare independence.

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Thank Mark S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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