Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, Beaverdam

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#113 of 152 in Historic Sites in Virginia
Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, built in the early half of the 18th century was home to several notable Virginians including Patrick Henry, noted orator of the American Revolution. It was here that Henry conceived of his most influential revolutionary ideas. The architecturally unique home and reproduction outbuildings are excellent examples of a small Virginia plantation. Acquired by Preservation Virginia (then known as the APVA) in 1958, after many changes in ownership and building structure, the home was restored to closely resemble the period of the Henry families residence. Scotchtown is located in Hanover Country at 16120 Chiswell Lane, Beaverdam, VA. Visitors can enjoy guided tours during the months of March through December on Saturdays from 10-5 and Sundays from 12-5. General Admission is $8. For more information call 804-227-3500 or visit www.preservationvirginia.org
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  • June 12, 2017
    This was an excellent tour of the home Patrick Henry lived in when he wrote his "give me liberty or give me death" speech. Our tour guide, Tom, was wonderful. I learned so much about Patrick Henry! Hi...  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    Patrick Henry lived in several houses during the course of his noteworthy career. Scotchtown was one of them. Located at 16120 Chiswell Lane in Beaverdam, Virginia, 10 miles northwest of Ashland on Vi...  more »
  • April 3, 2017
    A very historic home. Patrick Henry rode from this home to Richmond to give his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. There are a few pieces here that are original to Patrick Henry's famil...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    I visited for official business but was able to see the restoration work they have done on the property. The scenery was beautiful as well as the restoration on the house.
  • March 20, 2017
    We enjoyed this a lot. Small, but key part of Patrick Henry's life. The staff was great. We arrived late but they took extra time from their day to give us the tour. Thanks!
  • July 1, 2017
    Amazing staff beautiful place very underrated
  • October 2, 2016
    Enjoyed the tour. The interpreter was a wealth of knowledge, and we were able to ask questions.
  • December 4, 2016
    Very fascinating tour, we learned a lot about Patrick Henry.

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