Welcome To Historic St Johns Church
As tensions grew between the colonies and Great Britain in the 1770s, Virginia held a series of meetings to organize its protests against the mother country. In March of 1775, the Second Virginia Convention was held here at what was then called Henrico Parish Church. Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Peyton Randolph and other prominent Virginians were delegates to the convention. Here, Patrick Henry embodied the spirit of the Revolution on March 23, 1775, with his words,
Give Me Libertyor Give Me Death
Original section of church and the original West Door.
St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, is one of America’s most important historic sites, where – swayed by Patrick Henrys powerful argument – the delegates made a decision that changed the course of history, lighting the spark of the War for Independence.