St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond

4.5
#3 of 16 in Historic Sites in Richmond
St. John's Episcopal Church is located in Richmond. Make St. John's Episcopal Church a centerpiece of your Richmond vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Richmond journey maker .
Create an itinerary including St. John's Episcopal Church
map
St. John's Episcopal Church Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
298 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • October 3, 2017
    This is the church where Patrick Henry said," Give me liberty, or give me death".Edgar Allen Poe's mother is buried in their tiny old graveyard, as she died while performing in Richmond and left her s...  more »
  • September 19, 2017
    History. Small church where Patrick Henry gave the speech we're all familiar with. The young man who gave it was very believable and knew his facts.  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    St. John's is the oldest church in the city of Richmond, Virginia. Daily guided tours are offered and are quite informative. Reenactments of Patrick Henry's "Liberty Or Death" speech occur every Sunda...  more »
Google
  • May 30, 2017
    Fantastic experience! Ray was our tour guide and was perfect. We are civil war reenactors and also attorneys, he was thrilled to talk all things history with us as well about Patrick Henry's legal career. His interpretation in the church was very lively and entertaining.
  • May 30, 2017
    Fantastical piece of history, the spot where Patrick Henry gave his "Hive me liberty or give me death" speech to Virginia delegates. The grounds and church, which is still an active place of worship, are well maintained. The living historian, Ray, was fantastic. He's a wealth or knowledge and a great orator.
  • January 15, 2017
    Beautiful old church with so much history. The grounds are covered with gravestones. The inside of the church looks like it hasn't changed much in hundreds of years. Looking forward to visiting again in the Spring to hear the reenactment of Patrick Henry's famous "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech.
  • June 13, 2017
    Great tour from Ray! A must see for all Richmond visitors.
  • April 9, 2017
    We just walked the grounds and looked at the tombstones and Edger Allen Poe's mothers grave. So much history on such a small plot of land.

Plan your trip to Richmond

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Richmond

Richmond boasts a wide array of accommodations, including inns and national chain hotels. Those who want to take full advantage of the city's rich historical heritage should consider staying in the Northside area, home to a number of historic districts, or near the Boulevard, where you can find most of the city's museums. There are a number of apartment vacation rentals available in residential areas of the city; neighborhoods close to Virginia Commonwealth University are generally a safe bet for those wanting to take advantage of lively eateries, quirky stores, and bars.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Richmond by other users

5 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Richmond BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans