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“History comes alive!”

St. John's Episcopal Church
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Church Hill Segway Tour in Richmond
Ranked #7 of 187 things to do in Richmond
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Historic St. John's Church - where Patrick Henry gave his 'give me liberty or give me death' speech. We are closed to the public the month of January.
Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a beautiful, quaint church packed full of history. Attend the reenactment of Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. You won't be disappointed! And a great gift shop.

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

"Give me liberty, or give me death," said Patrick Henry in the is location. What more do you need, history buff?

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is the spot where Patrick Henry gave is historical speech.. "Give me Liberty or Give me Death". This is a active church from the 1700's. Each Sunday there is a re-enactment that is INCREDIBLE. DO NOT MISS!! There are several actors in the audience the represent the characters at the time that include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others. This is FREE. There is a recommended $5/person recommended donation. I wanted to pay more after I saw the speech. This is highly recommended in my book and would make sure that you don't miss this to get a REAL feeling is what it must have been like at the time. Highly recommend you get there early 1-1.5 hours. There is a line that forms and you hang out in the graveyard while you are waiting for the presentation.. HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended. You will leave with a better undertstanding of the thinking of our political leaders before we kicked the S%&IT out of the Brits!!! GO GO GO!!

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Reviewed July 6, 2014

This church takes only an hour or so to explore thoroughly, and it is well worth your time. It takes a bit of searching, since it is located in a mostly residential neighborhood, but it is such a historical gem, as well as an operating Episcopal church, that it is time well spent. Poke around the churchyard for a bit; it is a glimpse back into Colonial times.

Thank Carol R
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The words of Patrick Henry echo through the Church. The architecture and grounds are grand and the site has been well maintained.

Thank ReidM924
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