Liberty or Death Reenactment
Since 1976, St. Johns Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 at its original location. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry's immortal "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!" speech.
This event is Free and Open to the Public. HOWEVER you may purchase a GUARANTEED seat in order to ensure entry and avoid the line.
Please have your group assembled at the WEST DOOR by 1:00 PM.
We begin seating BPT ticket Holders at 1:00 PM. At 1:15 PM, the doors open to the public and you may have less choice in your seating! Guaranteed ticketed seating until 1:30!
-- 1:00 PM Ticket holders gain entry early via WEST DOOR.
-- 1:15 PM FRONT DOOR opens to the general public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis
-- 1:30 PM Patriotic music begins
-- 1:45 PM. Reenactment begins.
There is no admittance after the program begins or when the church is at capacity
Please call our Visitor Center at (804) 648-5015 with questions or any special requests.
Accessibility: Historic St. John's Church welcomes all visitors. We are fully wheelchair accessible. We offer handicapped parking on 24th street, directly in front of the elevator, which leads to the church grounds.
Street parking is available.
The entire party must be present before seating will take place.
This reenactment is not recommended for children under the age of 6. We ask that parents escort restless little delegates outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Historic St. John's Church (View)
2401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23223
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|