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St. John's Episcopal Church

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Address: 2401 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7128
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Stand in the same place as Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. They all spoke here that day. An extraordinary experience. Wonderful guided tour. Incredibly... read more

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Los Angeles USA
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stand in the same place as Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. They all spoke here that day. An extraordinary experience. Wonderful guided tour. Incredibly interesting and inspirational.

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Jackson, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. John's Church is still very much like it was in colonial times when Patrick Henry gave his emotional plea for freedom. Our guide was excellent and passionate about his subject matter. The old cemetery with authentic tombstones surrounds the church building. Several notables are buried there, including Wythe, who had a home in Williamsburg and was a teacher and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have the opportunity to go inside the church, but the grounds are worth a stroll for those who enjoy looking through the lens of history through cemetery markers. Edgar Allan Poe's mother is buried here.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The site is relatively small, but packed with some pretty significant history. To visit the interior of the church, one needs to be on a tour which can be set up through the visitor center. Our tour guide was especially knowledgeable and did a great job giving us both the history of the church building itself and background on Patrick... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

St. John's captures the feeling of old Richmond and Patrick Henry. We toured the church with a wonderful tour guide who accurately and entertainingly summarized the events leading up to the Patrick Henry's famous "Liberty or Death" speech. The surrounding cemetery will put you in mind of colonial Virginia and the Revolution.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Not everything is Civil War in Richmond. St. John's is the site of the 1775 immortal words of Patrick Henry: Give me liberty or give me death. This is the oldest wooden church in Virginia

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Stevensville
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Famous as the location where Patrick Henry gave his memorable speech at the Second Virginia Convention, closing with the often-quoted demand, "give me liberty, or give me death!" George Wythe, the first law professor in the United States, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, is buried in the churchyard. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We Quick stopped here with a bus group recently. We knew it was a very historical Church, and that this was the site of Patrick Henry's famous speech, Give me Liberty or give me Death. We also learned Edgar Allen Poe's mother is buried here as well as many historic people. Our guest reenactor, living history speaker, was really good,... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

My boyfriend and I visited Richmond for a convention I attended for work. He mentioned that we must visit St John's, site of the historical Patrick Henry speech, "......Give me Liberty, or give me death!" I had remembered the speech from history class when I was younger. I was very pleased that I would actually have this opportunity to see... More 

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Virginia Beach
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

A very beautiful and historic church located in the Church Hill section of Richmond. Site of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech before the American Revolution. Well worth the visit. Check the web for times of availability.

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