July 4th Afternoon 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.
Seating is first-come, first-served. Tickets are required. Tickets not sold in advance may be available at the Visitor Center on the day of the show.
-- 1:15 PM Doors open
-- 1:30 PM Patriotic music played on our 1905 Adam Stein organ
-- 1:45 PM Liberty or Death Show begins
** The Declaration of Independence will be read after the performance. **
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.
THE SHOW IS RECOMMENDED FOR AGES SIX (6) AND UP.
We ask that parents escort restless or noisy children outside so that the audience is not disturbed. Your cooperation is appreciated!
CHILDREN UNDER TWO (2) DO NOT REQUIRE A TICKET
One child over 14 days old and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may sit on lap of ticketed adult.
St. John's Church (View)
2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|