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ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH                         804-648-5015
2401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23223

DIRECTIONS: I-95, Exit 74C East.  Follow signs as to National Battlefield Park and St. John’s Church (close together).

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest church in Richmond and the site  of Patrick Henry’s famous 1775 “Liberty or Death” speech delivered on 23 March 1775. Henry’s timely resolutions passed by a narrow margin and the American Revolution began the following month when shots were fired at Lexington and Concord.

PARKING:  Curbside on street.

TYPES OF PATHS:  Brick, with no steep grades requiring assistance for persons in wheelchairs. 

ENTRANCE:  Located on Broad Street.  8 exterior steps, each 8 in. in height.  Handrails on left and right.  Entry doors, 72 in. wide, open in.

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Under church.  Doors are 60 in. wide, and open in.  No turns to enter.  Accessible stalls have doors opening in, and handrails.  19 in. toilet seat height, and 18 in. between commode and wall.  Sink height 32 in., pipes wrapped.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women.

GIFT SHOP:  Aisles 32 in. wide.  Counters 32 in. high.  Clerks assist customers with special needs.  Aisles clear of temporary displays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Accepted credit cards V and MC. Admission fee.  Hours:  10-4 Mon - Sat, 1-4 Sun. Last tour begins at 3:30.  Wheelchair lift available, serving all levels.  For church attendance information, call (804) 648-7938.

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