Monday, December 5, 2011

Church Hill Holiday House Tour on December 11

The Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, with more than 400 years of history, is a treasure trove of history, architecture, some folklore, and at its very center, St. John's Church, the city's oldest church.  The St. John's Church Historic District is the city's oldest historic district and stretches from 21st to 32nd Streets, and East Franklin to East Broad Streets.  In 1775 at St. John's, Patrick Henry uttered his famous words "Give Me Liberty or give me death," sparking Virginia to deliver troops to the Revolutionary War.  The neighborhood today includes three large parks, a bevy of top rated restaurants, coffee shops, community gardens, and the recent addition of a dog park!

This year, Church Hill's Annual Holiday Weekend will occur December 9 through 11.  The Holiday Weekend is an extensive holiday celebration with a holiday vespers service and candlelight caroling on Friday night, a neighborhood party on Saturday night, and the annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday afternoon.  During the Holiday House Tour, visitors get to see the creativity and uniqueness of Church Hill's historic homes.  The House Tour will be from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour.  For ticket purchases online and further information, visit

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument