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“Peaceful and spiritual, beautiful and calming”

St. John's Episcopal Church
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US$68.00*
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Church Hill Segway Tour in Richmond
Ranked #12 of 180 things to do in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
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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 13 May 2014

This little historical site in the Churchill section of Richmond was the setting for my Easter visit this year. It was a memorable day; the pastor is warm and welcoming, her remarks from the pulpit were inspiring. The music set the tone, it was peaceful, calming and traditional. The setting of the pews with the old fashioned gates, the magnificent stained glass windows all around, and the spring flowers on the alter that were brought by parishioners completed the setting which was spiritual no matter what a person believes about the before-life, after-life, or anything in between.

We had two young children with us who were fairly good, but not perfectly behaved. Many others joined the congregation but of course, not all the children saw the need for quiet. The pastor made all feel welcome, including the families with youngsters, and the atmosphere among congregants was also warm and inviting despite these little disruptions. What a wonderful Easter service it was, and stepping out into the church yard with its benches, flowering trees, and spring green blades of grass just lifted the spirits even more.

Thank dartmouthmom
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the beautiful grounds and church and were lucky enough to have Ray as our tour guide... he did a wonderful job. Everything is pretty, but to sit in that church and think of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson listening to Patrick Henry exhorting the men to pull away from England gives you goose bumps. Another absolute must see in Richmond.

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Reviewed 2 May 2014

This is a nice short stop that is worth seeing just because of the famous speech given here by Patrick Henry. If you stop during open hours you can go in and sit where he did. We just walked the grounds and it took us about 20 minutes. there is a neat graveyard on site as well.

Thank SDeuker
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Reviewed 29 April 2014 via mobile

This is the location of Patrick Henry's most famous line, "give me liberty or give me death." also the trader Benedict Arnold quartered British troops here. I visit lots of old cemeteries and there's some very interesting structures in which folks are buried. They also have a little gift store. I didn't take the tour and the door to the church itself was locked.

Thank mageith
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

The church is small but very pretty and has been active since Richmond was young. Edgar Allan Poe's mother is buried there. The Virginia House of Burgesses met there after the Colonial Governor disbanded them. The best reason to visit is for the re-enactment of Patrick Henry's address to the Burgesses: his "Liberty or Death" speech. Be sure there is a performance scheduled when you plan to go, it is really well done.

Thank details1113
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