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St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond

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St. John's Church is an Episcopal church located at 2401 East Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Formed from several earlier parishes, St. John's is the oldest church in the city of Richmond, Virginia. It was built in 1741 by William Randolph's son, Colonel Richard Randolph; the Church Hill district was named for it. It was the site of two important conventions in the period leading to the American Revolutionary War, and is famous as the location where American Founding Father Patrick Henry gave his memorable speech at the Second Virginia Convention, closing with the often-quoted demand, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" The church is designated as a National Historic Landmark.
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  • We weren't able to actually go in the church, but we walked around the grounds. It's such a cool place, and well taken care of. 
    We weren't able to actually go in the church, but we walked around the grounds. It's such a cool place, and well taken care of.  more »
  • Attending the reenactment is a great glimpse into our history. Definitely worth the time! Plan to visit local pub afterwards. 
    Attending the reenactment is a great glimpse into our history. Definitely worth the time! Plan to visit local pub afterwards.  more »
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  • Attended the Patrick Henry "Give me liberty..." reenactment for the first time in many years. Still a pretty stirring bit of history recreated in the place it actually happened. 1741 church and surrounding cemetery and outbuildings are well worth seeing.
  • Had a wonderful educational experience here, I would highly recommend attending the reenactment of the Give me Liberty or Give me Death speech from the convention of March 1775 on Sundays!

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