Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

May
30

Event

Scotchtown’s 300th Anniversary Festival

May 30, 2020

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane,
Beaverdam, Virginia 23015

Scotchtown is about to turn 300 years old, and we want you there for the celebration! Our 300th Anniversary Festival will feature on-going and special, timed events throughout the day from 10:00am-5:00pm. There’ll be live music, historical artisans and guests including Mr. and Mrs. Henry, hearth cooking, colonial craft demonstrations, genealogy presentations, breweries, wineries, some …

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Mar
28

Event

Joint Paranormal Investigation with Hanover Tavern & Transcend Paranormal

Mar 28, 2020

7:00 pm – 2:00 am

What lurks in the shadows of Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown and Hanover Tavern after dark? It’s time for you to find out for yourself. Join Transcend Paranormal Investigators as they delve into the paranormal at two beautiful historic locations. They are pairing up with Preservation Virginia, Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, and the Hanover Tavern to investigate Scotchtown …

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Mar
6

Event

Women in Patrick Henry’s Life Speciality Tour

Mar 6, 2020

11:00 am –

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

“Women in Patrick Henry’s Life” specialty tour will highlight the strong contributions of women in the life of Patrick Henry. This tour will include his mother, a strong woman who heavily influenced his views on liberty and strongly encouraged the development of his natural talents. Other women presented include his two wives, oldest daughter, sisters …

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Oct
19

Event

Was It Murder? A Colonial Mystery

Oct 19, 2019

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Based on real events, Historians, Presenters & Actors present “Was It Murder? A Colonial Mystery,” a play about a mysterious death involving one of Scotchtown’s early occupants. Taking place throughout the house, the play concludes in the rarely-open cellar. Afterward, enjoy refreshments in the kitchen by the open hearth fire as you hear ghost stories. …

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Dec
7

Event

A Patrick Henry Christmas

colonial christmas

Dec 7, 2019

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Back by popular demand, our second annual “Patrick Henry Christmas!” Mr. Henry will be home for the holidays and looks forward to welcoming you as your host. He is planning a variety of games and both sweet and savory hors d’oeuvres for your enjoyment. He has also engaged dance-masters to teach you all the latest …

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Nov
29

Event

Early American Family Christmas Decorating

Nov 29, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Nov 30, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dec 1, 2019

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

16120 Chiswell Lane, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Ready to decorate your home for the holidays? Looking for a family-friendly activity for your loved ones and out-of-town guests? Bring them to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown where we will help you make a variety of swags, wreaths and ornaments using historical styles and natural materials, many from the grounds of Scotchtown! $10 per person for …

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Oct
26

Event

Revolutionary War Encampment

Oct 26, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Join the militia in drills; stop in the kitchen to see what the cook is making for the hungry soldiers; consult the surgeon on the latest treatments for what ails you. Swing by the house and meet the occupants of Scotchtown after Patrick Henry and his family have moved to the Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg. …

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Oct
10

Event

Home-Schoolers Hands-On History Camp

Homeschoolers Hands-on History Camp

Oct 10, 2019

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Oct 11, 2019

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

16120 Chiswell Ln, Beaverdam, VA 23015

Home-schooling parents–are you looking for a hands-on way to teach your children about colonial Virginia? Bring them to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown where we will show them everyday life back in Henry’s day. They will learn candle-making, cooking, the art of felting soap, along with colonial games, scavenger hunts and more! Parents can sign up their …

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Sep
21

Event

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2019

Sep 21, 2019

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, John Marshall House, Cape Henry …

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