Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

Oct
19

Event

Was It Murder?

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

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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Sep
17

Event

Naturalization Ceremony

Sep 17, 2019

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Celebrate U.S. Constitution Day at the home of Patrick Henry, known as the “Voice of the Revolution” as America’s newest citizens take their United States Oath of Allegiance. Constitution Day commemorates Sept. 17, 1787, the day the U.S. Constitution was signed by delegates in Philadelphia. …

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Sep
14

Event

Patrick Henry, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights

patrick henry scotchtown bill of rights

Sep 14, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

While James Madison is rightly given the title of “Father of the Constitution,” did you know he never intended to write a Bill of Rights? As we celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, learn about Patrick Henry’s pivotal role in convincing Madison that recognition of the natural rights of individual citizens …

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Jul
20

Event

Paranormal Lockdown: Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown

Jul 20, 2019

7:00 pm – 7:00 am

Join Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown, Transcend Paranormal, and RVA Paranormal for a once-in-a-lifetime evening of investigating. For the first time ever, go on paranormal lockdown at Scotchtown. Spend the entire evening on the grounds and in the building. Find out for yourself what lurks in the dark, long after the last guests leave for the night… Schedule & Admission Evening …

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May
12

Event

Mother’s Day Tea at Scotchtown

May 12, 2019

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Enjoy an afternoon of food and fun on Mother’s Day while helping a Girl Scout earn her Gold Star award! On May 12 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. experience a special tour of Scotchtown focused on Patrick Henry’s mother, Sarah Winston Syme Henry, followed by crafts, games, and food. Brownies can earn a “Making …

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