Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
Scotchtown's 300th Anniversary!
|Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown turns 300 this year! With special programs and events planned throughout 2020, this is the perfect year to plan your visit. On May 30th, we’re hosting a 300th anniversary festival in partnership with Hanover County’s 300th anniversary. Check out our events calendar to learn more.|
In a 45-minute tour guided by our trained interpreters, you’ll learn about the life and legacy of Patrick Henry. Engage with fellow visitors and discuss Henry’s ideals of liberty, human rights and revolution, and the ways those ideas influence us today.
In addition to our regular museum tour, we offer our special “Patrick Henry: Champion of Religious Freedom,” tour Sundays at 2:00 p.m. During the tour, guests learn about Henry’s journey as a defender of religious freedom in Colonial America.
[Guided Interior Tours Return July, 2020]
Walk through our two-room exhibit that showcases Henry’s legacy and then stroll the grounds and outbuildings. Meet our sheep, Lady Flufferface, Winston, Studley and Charles “Charlie” Chiswell.
Cell Phone Tour
Tour the grounds even when we’re closed with a guided cell phone tour.
Pack a lunch and eat under our covered pavilion. We have 12 picnic tables that seat up to 50 people. Recharge your phone while you eat; electrical outlets are available.
Hours & Directions
Beginning on June 12th, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown will open Friday through Sunday for self-guided exterior tours. No reservations are required to participate in the grounds tour, though social distancing must be maintained and masks are recommended. Admission to the grounds will be $5 per person or $10 per car.
We will be offering a limited number of guided exterior walking tours. $10 for adults, $9 discounted admission (AAA), $8 for children and students. Call ahead to our Museum Shop at 804.227.3500 to check the availability of these tours.
March 1 through December 29
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m
Learn a New Historical Craft all Year Long
This year, we are offering a series of six workshops for adults that will vary from hearth cooking to textiles, paper and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece or new skill! Workshops can be purchased as a bundle by April 20 or individually throughout the year.Learn more
|Preservation Members||Free (Become a member)|
|AAA, Senior (60+), Military Discount||$9|
|Children under 6||Free|
Buy a Block Ticket to visit Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown and the John Marshall House for one special price, $14.
Call ahead and reserve a special discounted rate for groups of ten or more. Group tours are available by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit.
Donate to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
Site Rental & Special Events
Meeting Space: Rent our Community Center, with space for up to 25 for your small group meetings and events.
Special Events: Reserve space in our outdoor covered
pavilion or rent our grounds for your special occasion!
Group Tour Bookings
Group tours are available by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit.
Patrick Henry's Scotchtown is a partner of the American Evolution 2019 Commemoration
AMERICAN EVOLUTION™ commemorates the 400th anniversary of several key historical events that occurred in Virginia in 1619 that continue to influence America today, including the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, the arrival of the first recorded enslaved Africans to English North America and the recruitment of English women in significant numbers.