Patrick Henry National Memorial Brookneal
Where is it at?
Patrick Henry National Memorial
1250 Red Hill Road
Tel: 434 376-2044
Where are we going today?
If you haven't heard of Patrick Henry, then you will want to visit the Patrick Henry National Memorial so you can learn all about him. After all, he was the "voice of the American Revolution"!
Red Hill is actually the last home and burial place of Patrick Henry, so what better place to enjoy an educational day out with the family in the Virginia countryside.
There are so many things to see and do at this National Memorial. When you arrive, you can watch a 15 minute video that details his career and life. A great introduction to a great man! From there, the Red Hill grounds are open for exploration, and don't forget about the museum in the Visitor Center!
On the site, there are seven historic buildings, as well as Patrick Henry's grave itself. The ground overlook at the Staunton River Valley, which pretty much appears as Patrick Henry would have seen it. Just stand there and imagine what he might have been thinking when he stood on that very spot!
Patrick Henry's National Memorial also has great events across the year, including the 4th July celebration and Revolutionary War-era re-enactions, and even a Living History Day for kids. The learning never stops!
Did you know that the memorial has the largest collection of Patrick Henry artifacts and memorabilia in the entire world? Now THAT is a pretty cool place to visit!
Patrick Henry achieved a great deal in his life and career, much of which changed the shape of the USA as we know it. Not sure about the details of what he achieved? There is no better way to find out, than to head on over to the Patrick Henry National Memorial and find out!
Learning has never been so fun!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
9am - 5pm Mon - Sat / 1pm - 5pm Sun. 4pm close Winter (Nov - Mar)
Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
There are a number of themes and topics that students can learn about. If you want to bring students, just give them a call and arrange a visit! Plenty of teaching resources for teachers too!.
It's worth taking bottled water and some healthy snacks in your bag for kids to enjoy as you walk around.
Any Top Tips?
Allow at least a couple of hours to really see everything, and read all about the fascinating history!.
Doing our bit
They run a non-profit foundation dedicated to education and historic preservation. Which means there is plenty to enjoy for generations to come!.
Need a little extra help?
Speak to staff about the accessibility of the grounds and buildings. .
Can I get one of those?
There is a museum shop, so bring that pocket money as there is plenty to take home! From historical souvenirs to books, to gifts, there are plenty of things to enjoy.
If there are inclement weather conditions, they will have a pre-recorded announcement on their phones. Please call before you arrive if you hear any weather warnings.