2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond VA 23223
Please call ahead to confirm tour availability in the event of a church function or other programming.
Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The last tour of the day is at 3:30pm.
Welcome to Historic St. John's Church.
We're glad you're here.
Since 1938, St. John's Church Foundation has been charged with the preservation of St. John's Church, now a National Historic Landmark. Our tours, special events, living history reenactments and donations from all over the world support us in this goal.
We believe that St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, is one of America's most important historic sites, where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other Colonial leaders met and -- swayed by Patrick Henry's Liberty or Death speech -- made a decision that changed the course of American history. Indeed, it was at St. John's that the American Revolution found its voice -- a voice that reverberates to this day.
We believe in these guiding principles:
We are the guardians and stewards of this hallowed and sacred place;
Our history is compelling and relevant. It informs our future;
Our story is powerful, inclusive, educational and important to share;
Our story shows that civil discourse and differing points of view can bring people together and create positive change;
And above all, our history shows with ultimate clarity that, in the course of human events, one voice can change the world.
Our mission is to spark a global appreciation for understanding the role that Patrick Henry's "Liberty or Death" speech had in setting America on its path to liberty, and to ignite the public's commitment for preserving the historic site where it happened.
Walk among spirits in the graveyard, and then listen to Edgar Allan Poe tell his tales in the church…. TICKETS REQUIRED.
Dr. Douglas Owsley, Division Head for Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, is widely regarded one of the most prominent and influential archaeologists and forensic anthropologists in the world in the anthropological academia. TICKETS REQUIRED.
Check us out! Our new issue features photos of our 2018 Naturalization Ceremony, honors our 2017 Donors, and outlines our ongoing and upcoming preservation efforts.
We are excited to join the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame for earning a Certificate of Excellence for the past FIVE years! We love our Visitors!
April 19, 2018 at Historic St. John's Church, 72 people become Americans.
Fancy Me Mad offers more spirits, local beer, and local food at this annual fall fundraising event for Historic St. John's Church and the Poe Museum.
Our beloved Liberty or Death DVD is back in stock and ready to ship!
Illustrator Laura Marr will be on hand to sell and sign her beautiful coloring book after the Reenactment on Sunday 8/27.
Lohmann: At Richmond's historic St. John's Church, 'every inch of this place has something to tell …’
Mark Holmburg of CBS News covers our Anniversary Liberty or Death Reenactment at St. John's Church.
This year Mr. Henry will deliver a portion of his speech on the main stage.
Watch our latest video with amazing drone footage from the top of Church Hill.