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’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.