Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
Ways to enjoy your visit in March 2021:
We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Scotchtown in March of 2021!
General Admission / Free for Preservation Virginia members.
Join our Scotchtown guides for a walking tour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
General Walking Tours are offered at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
“Sir, we are not weak.” A focused tour on the Women of Revolutionary Era Scotchtown- March Only! 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
All exterior tours will adhere to COVID-19 CDC guidelines for social distancing and all guests and staff are required to wear masks during the entire tour. These tours are open to the general public. No pre-registration is necessary.
**All guided tours are weather dependent. if no guided tour is available, guests are welcome to tour the grounds using our self-guided cell phone tour.
Self-Guided Cell Phone Tour- Receive an informative site map and explore the grounds following a numbered path. Use your personal cell phone to hear about the site’s history and architecture.
Pack a lunch and eat under our covered pavilion. We have 12 picnic tables. Recharge your phone while you eat; electrical outlets are available.VISITOR INFO
Hours & Directions
We are thrilled to offer guided walking tours of Scotchtown in March of 2021! General Admission Pricing/ Free for Preservation Virginia Members
Self-Guided Cell Phone Tour- Receive an informative site map and explore the grounds following a numbered path. Use your personal cell phone to hear about the site’s history and architecture. Admission to the grounds will be $5 per person or $10 per car.
Interior tours will resume in the spring of 2021
Friday through Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
African American History at Scotchtown
We value Scotchtown’s African American community’s history and would love for you to be a part of the process of gathering more information about the Black presence at Scotchtown. If you are a descendant of Scotchtown or a member of the community and would like to share your family’s history or your knowledge of the African American history at Scotchtown, please contact us at email@example.com or call 804.227.3500
Donate to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
Rules & Regulations
For the health and safety of our guests, we’re taking the following precautions as part of re-opening:
Our pledge to you–
We will continuously clean bathroom fixtures, doorknobs and other highly touched surfaces multiple times throughout the day with a deep clean at the close of business.
All of our staff will wear masks and will be trained on appropriate cleaning, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.
All of our staff will maintain physical distancing (6 feet) while conducting tours and collecting admissions. Where possible, we have placed reminders to help you maintain that distance.
Each day, all Preservation Virginia staff members will be required to pass a wellness check. Anyone that is sick or exhibiting systems will not be allowed to work that day.
Hand sanitizer will be located throughout the building for guest and staff use.
We will limit the size of groups to maintain physical distancing on interior tours. Tour limits are as follows:
For Smith’s Fort and John Marshall House–groups are limited to six (6) people
For Bacon’s Castle and Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, groups are limited to eight (8) people
Wherever possible doors will remain open to alleviate the necessity of touching.
Our guidelines do not supersede any directives issued by government entities and will be continuously evaluated and amended as we receive further guidance from the CDC and other agencies.
Your pledge to us–
You will practice the Virginia mandated physical distancing guidelines that have been put into place to protect you, our staff and other guests. This includes maintaining 6 feet of distance and wearing masks are required for interior access, including the museum shop, shuttles and restroom facilities and are recommended outdoors.
If you have underlying health concerns and are not able to wear a mask, please contact our sites to learn of special visiting hours specifically for you and your family.
You will register for tours online and in advance and use “no touch payment” when possible.
You will refrain from bringing food, water or other items on to the site. If you do, please “leave no trace” and take your trash with you to help protect others from possible exposure to infection.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, feel sick or have a fever, please stay home, and we look forward to seeing you when you are well