Patrick Henry National Memorial
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The flags of the Commonwealth Courtyard honor Patrick Henry's election as the first governor of Virginia on June 29, 1776, when the boundaries of the commonwealth extended from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. The Grand Union flag flew over the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg during Henry's first term as governor. Kentucky became an independent commonwealth in 1792. Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin were created from Virginia's original territory between 1803 and 1848. West Virginia became an independent state during the Civil War.
The bronze bust of Patrick Henry by Frederick William Sievers was cast from the original model (now preserved at Scotstown) for the bust commissioned in 1932 for the Virginia State Capitol. Another replica is exhibited in the Patrick Henry Executive Office Building in Richmond.
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Welcome to Patrick Henry's Red Hill plantation. Please start your tour at the Visitor Center to your left. Patrick Henry cherished his last home as "one of the garden spots of the world" - a sanctuary that embodied his values of virtue, independence, and
The Patrick Henry National Memorial is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Admission rates are $8 for adults, $4 for children & $7 for seniors.
Group and school tours must be scheduled in advance.
For more information consult www.redhill.org or call 434 626 2044.
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Red Hill was designated by Congress as the Patrick Henry National Memorial in 1986. The plantation is operated by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation and funded by admissions and private donations; the foundation receives no federal financial support. Red Hill is an affiliate for National Park Service passport program but cannot accept Park Services tickets.
Please treat Mr. Henry's plantation with respect. Pets must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in the buildings and garden except guide dogs assisting persons with disabilities. Food, drinks, and smoking are not permitted in the buildings. Restrooms in the Visitor Center are handicapped accessible.
Now step back in time, amid fields and forests little changed since the great patriot and his family lived here, to contemplated the legacy of Patrick Henry and the founding of the American republic.