St. John's is an active Episcopal church. There are times when a tour may not be possible due to a church service or other programming. Please call our Visitor Center at 804.648.5015 to confirm availability. Groups of ten or more please reserve your tour in advance at our discounted group rate.
Monday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm
1:00pm - 4:00pm
The last tour of the day is at 3:30pm.
- $7/Seniors Ages 62+
- $6/ Youth Ages 7-18
Group Rate (10+ people)
- $6/Adults or Seniors
Daily Guided Tours.
Our tours run on the hour and half hour from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM daily. The last tour of the day is at 3:30 PM.
Tickets can be purchased in the Visitor Center, located at the southwest corner of the grounds.
The tour lasts about 20-25 minutes. Our costumed tour guide will escort you into the church, where you will sit in original pews to hear the story of Patrick Henry and St. John's in the heady days on the eve of the American Revolution.
Photography is allowed after the presentation.
For groups of 10 or more, we ask that you reserve your tour in advance at our discounted group rate.
Our Visitor Center has an interpretive timeline, as well as other historical panels telling the story of St. John's, Richmond, and colonial Virginia government.
We offer a wide selection of books, historical fiction, gifts, games, toys, and Patrick Henry and St. John's memorabilia for the true patriot.
Our clean, modern restrooms are located on the backside of the church, accessible from the graveyard.
"St. John's captures the feeling of old Richmond and Patrick Henry. We toured the church with a wonderful tour guide who accurately and entertainingly summarized the events leading up to the Patrick Henry's famous "Liberty or Death" speech. The surrounding cemetery will put you in mind of colonial Virginia and the Revolution."
— Santino49,TripAdvisor, 2/21/17
“I have traveled all over Europe and much of the US. I have never heard a better tour or learned more from someone in such a short time. Please pass on our thanks to Ray.”
— S. Douglas, San Antonio TX
"I just took the guided tour, and was thrilled to bits to be in the exact spot where Patrick Henry made his famous speech and where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were in attendance. My guide, Mr. Charles Brown, was amazing, to say the least. I am an Indian but have always been very interested in American history, and it's a pleasure to see how well Americans have preserved their history and heritage."