St. John’s Church Foundation conducts educational programming in support of the Virginia Standards of Learning.
We offer Group Tours as well as Private Reenactments for your class or school. Our programming and materials align with Virginia Standards of Learning for Virginia Studies and English.
Virginia Studies: VS.1a-g, VS.2b, VS.2c, VS.2f, VS.2g, VS.3a, VS.3c-e, VS.4a, VS.4c, VS.4d, VS.5a-c, VS.6a
English: English 4.1 (optional), English 4.3, English 4.5; English 5.1 (optional), English 5.4, English 5.6
Costumed interpreters lead:
- A discussion of the events in Virginia that led to the American Revolution and the vigorous debates of the Second Virginia Convention, during which Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech.
- An overview of Patrick Henry’s life and political career and a tour of the graveyard, where numerous individuals prominent in Richmond and Virginia history are buried, including George Wythe and Elizabeth Arnold Poe.
Please allow at least 45 minutes when scheduling.
Contact the Visitor Center at 804-648-5015 to book your school tour.
Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including such prominent Virginians as Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Your students will witness the democratic process at work through the animated reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention, which culminated in Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Please allow at least one hour when scheduling.
Reenactment Rate: $800.00
Contact the Visitor Center at 804-648-5015 to book your reenactment.