Preservation of Historic Buildings 2012-Present

  • Replaced cement tile roof with historically appropriate standing seam copper roof on church
  • Replaced roof on Actor’s studio/ Boiler house
  • Replaced gutter on Parish Hall
  • Painted exterior of church and Parish Hall
  • Funded and completed Structural Analysis of church
  • Completed underpinning of foundation of southeast corner of church
  • Completed assessment and restoration of colonial-era Sounding Board
  • Completed repair of Rose Monument c.1751 – the oldest visible grave maker in the graveyard

Preservation of Historic Building 2003-2012

  • Restored and converted an 1835 schoolhouse into a Visitor Center
  • Installed an ADA accessible elevator and pathways
  • Updated the security system in the historic church and Visitor Center
  • Monitored repair of the brick wall surrounding the site
  • Funded painting of the building and fence surrounding the property
  • Funded a Historic Structures Report
  • Installed a pathway to the Elizabeth Arnold Poe gravesite
  • Improved costume storage and outdoor lighting on the property
  • Removed asbestos from the basement crawlspace
  • Funded a dendrochronology study that dated the wooden building

Preservation of Historic Building 1970-1985

  • Installation of sprinkler system and modernization of sprinkler heads
  • Installation of steel framing to stabilize and support building
  • Installation of concrete shingle roof
  • Repair of Keeper’s Lodge for use as Gift Shop
  • Installation of restrooms in Parish Hall
  • Installation of display panels containing historic pictures and artifacts in Parish Hall
  • Installation of brick walk from Broad Street entrance to Parish Hall
  • Heating and Air Conditioning system
  • Repairs, sprinkler system, and alarm system
  • Outdoor signage
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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

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