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When Virginian delegates were considering raising a militia, they decided to hold the vote at St. John’s Church in Richmond in an effort to avoid interference by the Crown-appointed Lieutenant Governor. The measure passed by a handful of votes, no doubt thanks to Patrick Henry’s passionate “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. St. John’s Church is a national historic landmark today, and if you’re planning a guided tour in Virginia, it’s a must-see.

Catch a glimpse behind the scenes at St. John’s when you watch this video. You’ll hear the docent explain the pre-Revolutionary history of the church. He also explains that the delegates decided to hold the convention at St. John’s because it was the largest building in Richmond at the time.

Haymarket Transportation invites you to join us on a guided tour of Richmond, Virginia, where you can visit the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church. To ask about our guided bus tours, call our Washington, D.C. office at 301-778-2007.