Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, Beaverdam

4.7
Scotchtown is best known as the home of Patrick Henry during the tumultuous years leading up to the American Revolution. He lived here from 1771-1778. It was at Scotchtown that he formulated the ideas for his famous “Liberty or Death” speech and it was from the house that he rode to St. John’s Church in Richmond on March 23, 1775 to deliver it.

Since being acquired by Preservation Virginia in 1958, the house has been restored to its appearance during Patrick Henry’s life. With a focus placed on Patrick Henry’s life and legacy, visitors can expect to experience a dialogue-based tour that discusses topics, such as liberty, human rights and revolution.

The site is open Friday through Sunday from March to December. To visit Patrick Henry's Scotchtown and other attractions in Beaverdam, use our Beaverdam trip planning app .
Create an itinerary including Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Patrick Henry's Scotchtown Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
56 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Even though Patrick Henry lived here for a short time, the guided tour sketches in his life. Unlike Red Hill the furnishings are of the period but only the map table belonged to Henry. Being where...  more »
  • We stopped by the Patrick Henry house on a whim and were so happy we did! Tom our tour guide did a fabulous job! We learned so much about Patrick Henry himself, that we didn't know, it was great...  more »
Google
  • What a great place to visit. The tour guide was awesome. The people are so helpful and friendly. Beautiful historical property. I found out they have a Christmas celebration there. Can't wait to go!
  • If you don't appreciate history, don't read this review. The staff is so friendly here. They do an excellent job in keeping this place ready for show. I strongly urge you to come and walk the grounds that were walked by Patrick Henry. See what it must have been like to live back in those early days of our progress toward independence. You won't be disappointed with your visit.
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Beaverdam

2.7
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Beaverdam

4.7
Duration:4​h
4.6
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration:2​h