Patrick Henry's Scotchtown

Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown is the only original standing home of the famed patriot, orator, and revolutionary mind. Tours are available that focus on Henry’s life, legacy, and ideals such as liberty, and human rights. Visitors will learn about what led him to his thinking and motivated him as a revolutionary. Explore the Scotchtown grounds, which includes a birding trail and farm area to view goats and sheep, and participate in hands-on activities such as hand spinning wool and colonial cooking.
 
Contact Info
Address: 16120 Chiswell Lane, Beaverdam, VA 23015. Hanover County. Tel: 804-227-3500. Email: scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org. Website: www.preservationvirginia.org/visit/historic-properties/patrick-henrys-scotchtown. Hrs: Fri.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue