Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Scotchtown is the only original standing home of Patrick Henry, patriot and orator of the American Revolution. Henry lived here from 1771-1778 and concieved his most influential revolutionary ideas at the home, including the ideas for his famous "Liberty or Death" speech. On March 23, 1775, Henry rode from Scotchtown to St. John's Church in Richmond to deliver the speech.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

School

Tours are available that focus on Henry’s life, legacy, and ideals such as liberty, and human rights. Visitors will learn about what led him to his thinking and motivated him as a revolutionary. Explore the Scotchtown grounds, which includes a birding trail and farm area to view goats and sheep, and participate in hands-on activities such as hand spinning wool and colonial cooking.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Historic Figures, Government, Law, Hiking, Birds, Textiles, Cooking.

contact info
Phone: 804-227-3500
Email: scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 12 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

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Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Scotchtown is the only original standing home of Patrick Henry, patriot and orator of the American Revolution. Henry lived here from 1771-1778 and concieved his most influential revolutionary ideas at the home, including the ideas for his famous "Liberty or Death" speech. On March 23, 1775, Henry rode from Scotchtown to St. John's Church in Richmond to deliver the speech.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Scouts

Tours are available that focus on Henry’s life, legacy, and ideals such as liberty, and human rights. Visitors will learn about what led him to his thinking and motivated him as a revolutionary. Explore the Scotchtown grounds, which includes a birding trail and farm area to view goats and sheep, and participate in hands-on activities such as hand spinning wool and colonial cooking.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Historic Figures, Government, Law, Hiking, Birds, Textiles, Cooking.

contact info
Phone: 804-227-3500
Email: scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 12 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Scotchtown is the only original standing home of Patrick Henry, patriot and orator of the American Revolution. Henry lived here from 1771-1778 and concieved his most influential revolutionary ideas at the home, including the ideas for his famous "Liberty or Death" speech. On March 23, 1775, Henry rode from Scotchtown to St. John's Church in Richmond to deliver the speech.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Camp

Tours are available that focus on Henry’s life, legacy, and ideals such as liberty, and human rights. Visitors will learn about what led him to his thinking and motivated him as a revolutionary. Explore the Scotchtown grounds, which includes a birding trail and farm area to view goats and sheep, and participate in hands-on activities such as hand spinning wool and colonial cooking.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Historic Figures, Government, Law, Hiking, Birds, Textiles, Cooking.

contact info
Phone: 804-227-3500
Email: scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 12 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Scotchtown is the only original standing home of Patrick Henry, patriot and orator of the American Revolution. Henry lived here from 1771-1778 and concieved his most influential revolutionary ideas at the home, including the ideas for his famous "Liberty or Death" speech. On March 23, 1775, Henry rode from Scotchtown to St. John's Church in Richmond to deliver the speech.

contact info

Hrs: Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.

Homeschool

Tours are available that focus on Henry’s life, legacy, and ideals such as liberty, and human rights. Visitors will learn about what led him to his thinking and motivated him as a revolutionary. Explore the Scotchtown grounds, which includes a birding trail and farm area to view goats and sheep, and participate in hands-on activities such as hand spinning wool and colonial cooking.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
American History, American Revolution, Historic Figures, Government, Law, Hiking, Birds, Textiles, Cooking.

contact info
Phone: 804-227-3500
Email: scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 12 min., 50 max. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Picnic area available. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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