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These words by Patrick Henry stating 'Give me liberty of give me death' were spoken at St. John's Church in March of 1775. The Revolution began the following month when shots were fired at Lexington and Concord. This church is a Historic Landmark and is the oldest wooden church in Virginia. There are daily guided tours including time for questions and answers. Tours begin every hour and half hour.
2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23223
The Wilton House is an authentic lower James River plantation house that was built between the years of 1750 to 1753 by William Randolph III. Majestically situated overlooking the James River, this ten-room house is a stunning artifact of eighteenth-century architecture.Today, this historic house museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark.
215 S. Wilton Road
Richmond, Virginia 23226
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Weddell owned this spectacular home which they had purchased in England. Mr. Weddell was a diplomat serving our country in various locations around the world. They had it dismantled and reconstructed in Virginia and resided in it until it was deeded to the Virgina Historical Society. It's a home with wonderful antique collectibles and magnificent gardens.
4301 Sulgrave Rd.
In the heart of Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhoods, Haunts of Richmond brings local ghost stories and legends to life. Brought by the authors of 'Haunted Richmond, The Shadows of Shockoe,' our tours take you to the sites where tragedy and trauma in the past have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity. After the museums close and the sun goes down, our spirits come to life!
1914 East Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23233
VISIT the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar where you can DISCOVER the Tredegar Iron Works, once the industrial heart of the Confederacy. EXPLORE the Center's exhibits in the restored 1861 Gun Foundry. Take a virtual tour of the Center and LEARN about the people and events that impacted Tredegar and the Confederate Capital at the Richmond National Battlefield Park.
490 Tredegar Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
The Museum houses the world's most comprehensive collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and photos from the Confederate States. Be transported back in time as you wander past 'Stonewall' Jackson's forage cap, J.E.B. Stuart's LeMat pistol, and Robert E. Lee's field tent. Also tour the restored White House of the Confederacy, home of Jefferson Davis. 1201 E. Clay St. 804-649-1861 or www.moc.org.
1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
In the mid-1920's, Agecroft was purchased, in England, by a Virginia businessman, Thomas C. Williams Jr. It was disassembled, shipped across the Atlantic, and rebuilt on 23 acres of carefully groomed land next to the James River in Richmond. Agecroft Hall has for the last forty years been open to the public as a museum depicting life in the Tudor and Stuart periods of English history.
4305 Sulgrave Road
Richmond, Virginia 23221