Patrick Henry's Road to Revolution

by  Preservation Virginia

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Patrick Henry is regarded as the Orator of the American Revolution, famous for his call for liberty or death at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia in 1775. But how did Henry find himself in St. John's Church that day, and was this the first time he spoke out against British tyranny? Join Preservation Virginia--owner and operator of Patrick Henry's Scotchtown plantation--in an exploration of key moments and events in Patrick Henry's road to revolution. 

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40 minutes

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Social Studies/History

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Preservation Virginia

Richmond, VA
United States

Founded in 1889, Preservation Virginia is the country's oldest statewide historic preservation group. In addition to engaging in extensive advocacy work and helping preserve historic structures and places across the Commonwealth, Preservation Virginia also owns, operates, and interprets six historic sites across the state. These historic sites include Historic Jamestowne (1609, Jamestown), Bacon's Castle (1665, Surry), Patrick Henry's Scotchtown (1719, Hanover), Smith's Fort Plantation (1763, Surry), John Marshall House (1790, Richmond), and Cape Henry Lighthouse (1791, Virginia Beach). Visit our website to learn more about our preservation efforts, visiting our historic sites, and more! 

Meika Downey

Program Details


Using Preservation Virginia's historic site, Patrick Henry's Scotchtown--Henry's wartime home in Hanover, Virginia--as a lens, this program will use visual aids, primary sources, and Q&A to stimulate active and critical thinking, source analysis, and connecting past to present.

35-40 minute presentation.


- Understand Patrick Henry's life trajectory in the lead up and during the American Revolution that brought him to St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 where he delivered his famous call for liberty or death.