Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

Mar
18

Event

“In Sickness and In Health” – A Discussion Concerning Sarah Shelton Henry with Mark Couvillon

Mar 18, 2023

5:30 pm — 8:00 pm

Many myths surround Patrick Henry’s wife’s struggle with mental illness at Scotchtown. Join noted author and researcher Mark Couvillon in the original manor house in which she lived and died, as he discusses his most recent research about Sarah Shelton Henry and his new book “In Sickness and in Health.”  Two options will be available …

more info
Mar
11

Event

A Historic Haunting: Scotchtown & Hanover Tavern

Mar 11, 2023

6:00 pm — 9:30 pm

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

more info
Apr
22

Event

Scotchtown Fiber Festival

Apr 22, 2023

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Bring your family and join us as we celebrate spring, the shearing of the sheep, and fiber production at Scotchtown! Our program is growing and this year we have so much more to enjoy! Sheep shearer Dave from Delly’s Delights Farms will be here answering all your questions about our sheep, the process of shearing, …

more info
Mar
3

Event

Sir, We are Not Weak Focus Tour

Mar 3, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 4, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 10, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 11, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 17, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 18, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 24, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

Mar 25, 2023

10:00 am — 11:00 am

In recognition of Women’s History Month, join Scotchtown’s historic interpreters for an hour-long focus tour that celebrates the diverse women in the Henry household, including mothers, sisters, daughters, and free and enslaved women. This tour will be offered at 10 a.m. Tickets are available in advance online, over the phone, or at the door as …

more info
Dec
3

Event

Holiday Cheer at Scotchtown

Dec 3, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Time to get into the holiday spirit at Scotchtown! Join us for holiday themed crafts, tours and much more! Story time at the top of every hour. Tickets include: Open house tours Costumed interpreters Hot cider and cookies Holiday Craft Story Time Code PV10 for Preservation Virginia Members and students, and code 6UNDER for children …

more info
Nov
12

Event

Home for the Holidays at Scotchtown

Nov 12, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Scotchtown and Preservation Virginia are thrilled to partner with Heart of Virginia Artisans Group for the “Home for the Holidays Market”.  The market will feature artisan crafters, local farmer’s markets, food trucks and desserts vendors thanks to the generous donations from our sponsors. As part of this event, Scotchtown will host a gathering of Cultural …

more info
Nov
5

Event

Colonial Colors: Natural Dyeing in the 18th Century

Nov 5, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Come learn about dyeing practices in Colonial America and at Scotchtown in the 18th century. Join our staff in this all day program as we demonstrate various period dyes and natural dyes to replicate at home! Regular ticketing and pricing applies. …

more info
Oct
15

Event

Spirits of Scotchtown Lantern Tours

Oct 15, 2022

5:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Does the ghost of John Chiswell, infamous son of the original builder of Scotchtown, still roam the grounds?  Join Scotchtown staff and Transcend Paranormal as they guide you around the property and into the manor house where costumed interpreters will share tales of spirits and ghosts.  Then relax by the bonfire with warm cider and cookies as …

more info
Oct
23

Event

Hands-On Hearth Cooking Workshop hosted by Rebecca Suerdieck at Scotchtown

Oct 23, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Explore historic foodways in an 18th-century style hearth kitchen at Scotchtown! Sign up today for this Hands-On Workshop and learn how to cook with recipes from 17th, 18th, and 19th-century sources. Best of all, you can taste everything you make in class! Class Size is limited so sign up early. Pre-registration required. Ages 16+ Purchase …

more info
Nov
19

Event

Heart of a Warrior Mounted Archery Group Demonstration

Nov 19, 2022

12:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is the place to be as mounted archers prepare to demonstrate archery from horseback.  This isn’t your typical equine event! These unique athletes train hard in this ancient sport,  working as a team with their horses as they ride down the track and take aim at the targets.  Arrows and dust will …

more info