What We Do
Since 1938, St. John’s Church Foundation has preserved this historic property as a tangible connection to our founding fathers and as host to a defining moment in our nation’s history. Here Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death!” speech to the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Present were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee, and many other landed gentlemen who altered the course of our nation. Our programs bring to life the events that led to the American Revolution and allow us to maintain and preserve St. John's Church for future generations.
Our programs include:
- Daily Guided Tours and Group Tours
- Private Reenactments for schools and groups
- Public Reenactments all summer long and other dates throughout the year
- Give Me History! Title I Program for underfunded schools
- Walter W. Craigie Speaker Series
We rely on support from our ~40,000 annual visitors, individual donations, and grants from individuals, foundations, and corporations to ensure the preservation of this National Historic Landmark.
What We Are Not
St. John's Church is not a part of the National Park Service (NPS).
St. John’s Church Foundation receives no federal, state, local, or church funding for our mission.
St. John’s Church Foundation is not involved in and does not provide funding for the religious activities of the church.