Red Hill is the last home and burial place of America’s great patriot, Patrick Henry. Annually, over 10,000 visitors come and explore Red Hill. While they are here, visitors are escorted into the timeline exhibit room where they view an introductory fifteen-minute video on Patrick Henry's career and life at Red Hill before visiting the Red Hill Museum. There visitors follow a self-guided tour of Red Hill which includes Patrick Henry’s grave site, and the grounds overlooking the Staunton River Valley, which appear much as they did in Henry's time.Red Hill houses the largest collection of Patrick Henry artifacts in the world. One of the best known pieces in the museum is the painting by Peter Frederick Rothermel, “Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses.” This famous historical painting reflects Patrick Henry delivering his speech against the Stamp Act of 1765 declaring his opposition to King George III.Some of Red Hill's special programs include an annual Naturalization Ceremony; the 4th of July Celebration which features living history re-enactments, music, artisan vendors, food and concludes with a fireworks show; the Bluegrass, Barbecue & Brew Festival; and our annual Christmas Open House. Also, throughout the year, Living History Days are scheduled for school children and home-schoolers from around the nation; this program brings history to life for 2,000 plus children.Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is open 362 days a year.
The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation is devoted to the preservation and interpretation of Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s last home and burial site. By Joint Resolution of Congress in 1986, Red Hill-the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation was declared a national memorial. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, incorporated in 1944 and receives no federal or state funding, relying primarily on admission fees, contributions from the public and foundations.
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