on the church grounds
We are CLOSED
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.
A year prior to drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Thomas Jefferson attended the Second Virginia Convention held inside St. John’s Church. Alongside George Washington, Richard Henry Lee and other important figures in the American Revolution, Jefferson listened as Patrick Henry gave his now-famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.
There is perhaps no better place to get a taste of the revolutionary spirit that forever altered the course of the nation.
This speech ignited the American Revolution, making St. John’s a must-see landmark for anyone interested in the universal struggle for human rights. Henry’s words not only articulated the concept of liberty as an essential right — a philosophy drawn from the writings of Enlightenment scholars — and an ideal to which we still aspire — but also inspired support during a critical turning point in uniting the colonies against an increasingly hostile British rule.
Since 1938, St. John's Church Foundation has been charged with the preservation of St. John's Church, now a National Historic Landmark. Our Educational Programs, Special Events, Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and donations from visitors from all over the world support us in this goal.
We welcome you to visit Historic St. John's and learn where 'liberty found its voice'.
We are closed on Thursday November 23. We re-open at 10:00 AM on Friday November 24. We hope to see you then!
As part of Richmond's Court End Christmas celebration, we will have an Open House in the church, refreshments and shopping in our Visitor Center, and colonial Santa on hand from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
RICHMOND, Va. — Hundreds of runners will hit the streets of Richmond on Saturday, November 11 for the Anthem Richmond Marathon / Races, starting at 7 AM, ending at 3 PM.
There will be numerous “No Parking” zones and street closures will be in effect as a result. Police are asking motorists to be patient and on the lookout for runners along the routes.
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.
Liberty & Slavery