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MARCH 21 Liberty or Death Reenactment

  • Historic St. John's Church, 1741 2401 E. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23223 (map)


The (Almost) Anniversary Reenactment

Come witness the extraordinary rhetoric of Patrick Henry as he convinces his fellow delegates to take up arms against the King on this, the (almost) anniversary, of the actual speech! On March 23, 1775 the 2nd Virginia Convention met at Henrico Parish Church (now St. John’s) and 244 years later we commemorate the event in an EVENING show in the actual place that it happened.

Tickets are required.

  • 5:45 PM Front Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 6:00 PM Music program begins.

  • 6:15 PM Reenactment begins (no admittance after program begins or church is at capacity)

Please call our Visitor Center at (804) 648-5015 with questions or any special requests.

Accessibility:  Historic St. John's Church welcomes all visitors. We are fully wheelchair accessible.  We offer handicapped parking on 24th street, directly in front of the elevator, which leads to the church grounds. Street parking only.

This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6.  We ask that parents escort restless children outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Your cooperation is appreciated.

One child over 14 days old and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may sit on lap of ticketed adult.