Historic Sites: Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Sep
17

Event

Smithsonian Museum Day at Scotchtown

Sep 17, 2022

10:00 am — 5:00 pm

Scotchtown is once again excited to partner with the Smithsonian Museum to offer a special day of free house and self-guided grounds tours to those who provide the special voucher. On September 17th, we will be featuring guided tours of the house which will include information on Henry’s family, career and the enslaved population that …

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Oct
1

Event

Scotchtown Fall Festival 2022

Oct 1, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

It’s our second annual Fall Festival and this year will be even bigger and better! Bring your folding chair or picnic blanket and enjoy live music by the Hanover Concert Band, visit the many traditional artisans and vendors demonstrating their trades and selling their wares, food trucks, Buskey Cidery, children’s activities, and 18th-century games area, …

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Aug
13

Event

Summertime in the Kitchen at Scotchtown

Aug 13, 2022

10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Scotchtown staff will be discussing foodways in the 1700s including exploring the kitchen garden and cooking multiple dishes throughout the day using 18th century recipes. The foods exhibited will document the wide variety in taste throughout the colonies. Guests can take home a recipe to try themselves! This program is included in the General Admission …

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Jul
23

Event

A Spirited Night at Scotchtown with CPRI

Jul 23, 2022

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Strange and mysterious occurrences happen throughout the year at Scotchtown Museum, not just in October!  Join us on July 23rd for a spooky and fun filled summer evening along with The Center for Paranormal Research and Investigation, the oldest paranormal research organization in Virginia and a member of the T.A.P.S. Family. Start your evening off …

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Jul
23

Event

A Soldier’s Song

Jul 23, 2022

11:15 am

2:15 pm

Join Scotchtown staff for a focused discussion as we take a closer look at the role music played in both the life of Patrick Henry and the Revolutionary War and how it has changed throughout time.   We will study the lyrics and listen to audio recordings of a selection of 18th and 19th century …

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Jun
15

Event

Scotchtown Homeschool Days

Jun 15, 2022

10:00 am — 2:00 pm

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown invites Virginia homeschoolers to visit for a special day of activities and demonstrations just for you! On-going between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., join us for: guided tours of the manor house guided tours of the grounds hands-on American Revolution program hearth cooking demonstrations fiber works demonstrations Additionally, the man himself, Patrick …

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Jun
13

Event

History Homeschool Days

Jun 13, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022

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Take your homeschool group on the road this summer with Preservation Virginia’s 100 miles of history! Visit all 5 of our historic sites on given weekdays for a discounted admission of $5/person ages 6 and up. Join us for a guided tour, chances to ask lots of questions about Virginia history, complete tour scavenger hunts …

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