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Built around 1720, Scotchtown is architecturally unique, and the house is surrounded by reproduction outbuildings and gardens. Since being acquired by Preservation Virginia in 1958, the house has been restored to its appearance during Patrick...more
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A great place to visit for American history buffs the home of one of America's most important founding fathers who doesn't get the credit he deserves Patrick Henry from which he rode to deliver his great give me liberty or give me death speech
Scotchtown is a plantation located 10 miles northwest of Ashland, Virginia, on Virginia State Route 685 in Hanover County, at 16120 Chiswell Lane in Beaverdam. From 1771 to 1778, it was the home of noted patriot Patrick Henry, a revolutionary who was elected governor of...More
Wonderful staff! The gentleman that gave my dad and I a tour should be on stage playing Henry. Overwhelmingly informative. You'll learn a lot in 45 minutes here and get to see many historical artifacts. You can see the outside of the house without paying...More
This was on my wife's 'must-see' list for this vacation. Easy to find. Our guide was excellent with an extensive knowledge of Patrick Henry's life. The house has been nicely preserved with many original and period pieces. Well worth a stop.
It takes a great docent to transform what otherwise would be an enjoyable historical experience into a truly memorable one. Susan, our docent at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, was a great docent. She has some advantages to be sure. As a college professor of history you...More
Guide was incredibly knowledgeable about Patrick Henry. Some of the self-guided tours outside using a cell phone was very fun. Home included interesting points about Patrick Henry's life, including the very chair in which he passed away. I had just finished reading a biography that...More
We attended an event here in October where they had re-enactors and it was so interesting. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was like a step back in time. Patrick Henry's story is also a very interesting one. Very important part of our American...More