Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

It was here at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown that Henry conceived his most influential revolutionary ideas. Scotchtown is the only original standing home of the Patriot and Orator of the American Revolution; Patrick Henry lived here from 1771-1778. It was at Scotchtown that he formulated the ideas of his famous “Liberty or Death” speech and it was from the house that he rode to St. John’s Church in Richmond on March 23, 1775 to deliver it.

Experience our dialogue based tour exploring Henry’s ideals of “Liberty, Human Rights and Revolution.” Also, explore the grounds, listen to a cell phone tour, enjoy a birding trail, shop in the museum store, eat lunch under our pavilion or participate in one of the site’s many hands-on classes and special events. Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is also available for private rental. Site rentals are available for reunions, festivals and feasts, photo shoots, TV/film shoots and of course, your special day! 

Patrick Henry's Scotchtown is open March-November, Friday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Also, Patrick Henry's Scotchtown is open the weekend after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. 


 Preservation Virginia Members: Free, General Admission: $8, AAA Members: $7, Senior Citizens: $6 and Students: $5