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16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015-1726
+1 804-227-3500
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Great experience!

We attended an event here in October where they had re-enactors and it was so interesting. The... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
via mobile
Great history lesson about an incredible patriot and person!

We have visited many historic homes on our travels in retirement and this was one of our favorites... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
East Coast
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Built around 1720, Scotchtown is architecturally unique, and the house is surrounded by reproduction outbuildings and gardens. Since being acquired by Preservation Virginia in 1958, the house has been restored to its appearance during Patrick Henry’s life and is open for tours seasonally. Experience our dialogue based tour exploring Henry’s ideals of “Liberty, Human Rights and Revolution.” Also, explore the grounds, listen to a cell phone tour, enjoy a birding trail, shop in the museum store, eat lunch under our pavilion or participate in one of the site’s many hands-on classes and special events. Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is also available for private rental. Visit our weddings section for more information about site rentals for reunions, festivals and feasts, photo shoots, TV/film shoots and of course, your special day!
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16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015-1726
+1 804-227-3500
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We attended an event here in October where they had re-enactors and it was so interesting. The guides were very knowledgeable and it was like a step back in time. Patrick Henry's story is also a very interesting one. Very important part of our American...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We have visited many historic homes on our travels in retirement and this was one of our favorites. It was not a favorite because the house or its contents were particularly remarkable, they were not. It was because of the history lesson and the human...More

Thank 3TravelingBuds
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This was an excellent tour of the home Patrick Henry lived in when he wrote his "give me liberty or give me death" speech. Our tour guide, Tom, was wonderful. I learned so much about Patrick Henry! Highly recommended!

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Patrick Henry lived in several houses during the course of his noteworthy career. Scotchtown was one of them. Located at 16120 Chiswell Lane in Beaverdam, Virginia, 10 miles northwest of Ashland on Virginia Highway 685, it is a plantation that was owned and used as...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A very historic home. Patrick Henry rode from this home to Richmond to give his famous "Give me liberty or give me death" speech. There are a few pieces here that are original to Patrick Henry's family, most notably a chair and a cradle. Fabulous...More

1  Thank 103PatD
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Docents here are excellent and knowledgeable. The tour is just the right amount of time if you have younger children. Long enough but not too long. The home is lovely and don't forget to see the basement and the kitchen house. Vegetable garden is authentic....More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoyable small group. Informative tour out in the country--sometimes there are re-enactments! A movie is shown first in a separate building from Patrick Henry's house. Whole tour is about an hour.

Thank sandinelson
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This plantation is easily accessible from I-95 and worth the detour if you're on your way somewhere else. If you go, I hope you have Susan as your tour guide because she was wonderful! There are a few things there that actually belonged to Patrick...More

Thank historynut
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were prompted to visit after hearing a dialogue in Williamsburg between Henry and George Washington--excellent actors BTW--and we had not visited Scotchtown in 15 years. A museum room has been added to one side, full of interesting things. Also we toured the cellar where...More

Thank yahootraveler64
Reviewed 6 September 2016

My husband and I were doing our Back Roads Roadtrip and stumbled upon Scotchtown! It was listed on my large Rand McNally map, but didn't show up on my GPS. We found it by just driving down Scotchtown Road we found on the map! What...More

Thank Anita P
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