Annual Special Events

Annual Special Events

Throughout the year, the St. John’s Church Foundation schedules additional “Liberty or Death!” reenactments and special events.

Please check our EVENTS page for specific information about these dates.  Once the date has been chosen, we will post the information.


Happy Birthday, George Washington!

We celebrate Geo. Washington each year on President’s Day.  After General Washington addresses his fellow Americans, we fete him with cake in the Visitors Center!


“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Reenactment

Patrick Henry’s famous speech to the Second Virginia Convention took place on March 23, 1775. Each year on a day closest to March 23 or March 23 itself, we honor Henry’s famous speech with the “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” Anniversary Reenactment.


Patrick Henry 2013Patrick Henry’s Birthday Party 

We celebrate Patrick Henry each year on May 29.  Mr. Henry gives a speech in the church, and then joins all of his guests in the Visitor Center for birthday cake, huzzahs, and photos!

Memorial Through Labor Day

Sunday Reenactment Series

We offer public Liberty or Death reenactments each Sunday in the Summer.


Independence Day Reenactments

We offer public Liberty or Death reenactments on the 4th of July.


Fancy Me Mad – Tales From Edgar Allan Poe and Graveyard Tour

Spirits, spooky organ music and stories from Poe


Veteran’s Day “Liberty or Death” Reenactment

Commemorates all who have served our country since the American Revolution.


Court End Christmas 

During Court End Christmas, the city’s free annual holiday celebration, we hold an Open House in the church, and serve refreshments in the Visitor Center.

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Thank You, Sponsors!

The St. John’s Church Foundation is grateful for our sponsors. Please click on the links below for a list of sponsors of these great programs and activities:

“Legacy of Liberty Preservation Project: Phase 2”

“Give Me History!” Title I Program

Parish Website
Parish Website
St. John’s Church Foundation

2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Visitor Center:


1-877-915-1775 toll free


Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Last tour leaves at 3:30 PM each day

Street parking is available

Handicapped accessible

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