St. John's Church Foundation offers Tours and Liberty or Death Reenactments for schools and any other type of group.
Groups Tours are charged on a per person basis. A group is defined as 10 or more people.
Reenactments are a flat rate of $800. Church capacity is 325.
St. John's Church Foundation is the sole tour provider for Historic St. John's Church. Advance written permission is required for any other tour provider wishing to visit St. John's Church or its grounds with a tour group. For more information or to hire a Step-On Guide for your bus tour, please call 804-649-3094.
Our costumed Interpreters lead the group inside the church where they discuss events in Virginia that led to the American Revolution, including the vigorous debates of the Second Virginia Convention during which Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Henry's life and political career will be covered.
Please allow at least 30 minutes when scheduling.
Group Tour Rate
- $6 per Adult / Senior (62+)
- $5 per Youth (7-18)
Professional actors in 1770s attire portray nine delegates, including such prominent Virginians as Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Witness the democratic process at work through the animated reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention, which culminates in Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech.
Please allow at least 1 hour when scheduling.
“Kids and adults were riveted...”
We came here with my daughter's 4th-grade class. We were fortunate enough to attend the reenactment of the second Virginia convention, where Patrick Henry gave his famous "give me liberty of give me death!!" speech. Both the kids and adults were riveted... a great learning experience for all of us! The audience was encouraged to shout out "hear, hear!" at appropriate points, and we all were able to vote.
— T.K., Sterling, Virginia
“entertaining while educational”
The reenactment is entertaining while educational, great to bring a family or to even go on a date if history is something that tickles your fancy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The whole reenactment is in the historic St. John's church. The show is FREE and all donations go towards keeping the tradition.
— M.A., Del Mar, California