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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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This is a Must See for history buffs and kids learning history. Paid for a tour and it was well worth the money. Our kids would like to come back in the summer to see the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herndon, Virginia
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Herndon, Virginia
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Must See for history buffs and kids learning history. Paid for a tour and it was well worth the money. Our kids would like to come back in the summer to see the reenactment of the Live Free or Die speech.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old church. Went for early service on Mother's Day. Great way to start the day everyone was very friendly as well as helpful in suggesting places to visit in Richmond.

Thank Donna S
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I entered the gift shop,I met this sweet lady.. sorry I forgot your name but you told me this lovely story about you being in VA for more then 40 years.. she was so sweet, professional and friendly. God bless her And then of course I met the man who makes magic happen. Ray our tour guide. I wish... More 

Thank Vira H
Los Angeles USA
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

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.

1 Thank trula
Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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 

1 Thank Glenda22
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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.

Thank David L
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 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 

1 Thank DPres
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 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.

1 Thank Santino49
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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

1 Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 1 February 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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