Virginia State Capital
Designed in part by Thomas Jefferson, constructed in 1800, this the third and present capital of Virginia and second capital of the Confederate States of America. It features an excellent tour with many historic exhibits, a great gift shop, and the only life-sized statue of George Washington carved from “life”.
First church built in the City of Richmond, in 1741. Site of the Second Virginia Convention, where Patrick Henry, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson in attendance, on March 23, 1775, embodied the spirit of Revolution with the words “Give me liberty…or give me death”. Features costumed reenactment of the debate leading to Henry’s declaration, as well as an excellent gift shop and historic cemetery (George Wythe, Edgar Allen Poe’s mother Eliza).
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Established in 1820, SHC is the first city-owned cemetery in Richmond, and the site of the graves of at least 27 Revolutionary War veterans, 430 War of 1812 veterans, 600 or more Civil War veterans, John Marshall, second Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and Revolutionary War hero Peter Francisco and Union spymaster Elizabeth Van Lew.
The Tours will consist of 2 Bus groups each group will Visit the Virginia Sate Capital and St’ Johns Cemetery at first then all will converge at Shockoe Hill Cemetery for a Grave Marking of Patriots.