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Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, Beaverdam

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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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  • 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 »
  • Docents here are excellent and knowledgeable. The tour is just the right amount of time if you have younger children. Long enough but not too long. The home is lovely and don't forget to see the basem...  more »
  • Enjoyable small group. Informative tour out in the country--sometimes there are re-enactments! A movie is shown first in a separate building from Patrick Henry's house. Whole tour is about an hour.  more »
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  • Enjoyed the tour. The interpreter was a wealth of knowledge, and we were able to ask questions.
  • is this a part of bacons castle