Famous as the location where Patrick Henry gave his memorable speech at the Second Virginia Convention, closing with the often-quoted demand, "give me liberty, or give me death!" George Wythe, the first law professor in the United States, a delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, is buried in the churchyard. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, mother... 更多
My boyfriend and I visited Richmond for a convention I attended for work. He mentioned that we must visit St John's, site of the historical Patrick Henry speech, "......Give me Liberty, or give me death!" I had remembered the speech from history class when I was younger. I was very pleased that I would actually have this opportunity to see... 更多
A very beautiful and historic church located in the Church Hill section of Richmond. Site of Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death" speech before the American Revolution. Well worth the visit. Check the web for times of availability.
I brought my children for a tour and it was very interesting! They did a re-enactment of Patrick Henry's speech and it was quite entertaining. We also stopped by the gift shop and purchased one of the cookbooks from Richmond which was a fun addition!
The church seemed closed for repair when we came to the door and we were rushed in to a Live reenactment of Patrick Henry's Famous speech in the place he did it more than two hundred years before. It was the best. A hundred fourth gardens in a historical trance. From the balcony we watched the play with amazement and... 更多
if Patrick Henry said something different than "I don't know what course you will take but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death", it was pretty much the same thought. Doh't go to Richmond without seeing where this event took place which was so influential in getting the Colonies to unify around the idea of separation from... 更多
Family in from out of town. They were in awe of the church & so was I. I have lived here all my life & I still enjoy visiting here. Really makes you stop & appreciate this country!!
This is a pretty, historical Church the site of the famous speech, give me Liberty or give me Death. Poe's mother is buried here as well as many historic people. They do have tours, we arrived late after the last one but were able to see the exterior and the graves.
This was my second and third time to St. John's Episcopal Church as an adult. The first time I took my children and this last trip just the adults. The cemetery is old and is still used. Please do not sit on graves or headstones as some are over 200 years old. Elizabeth Arnold Poe, the mother of Edgar Allen... 更多