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Virginia's Colonial History

Virginia's Colonial History

In Colonial times, the region of Richmond, Virginia was at the heart of America's quest for independence. Enjoy the unmatched history of this area as you experience historic sites and famous homes.

  • Patrick Henry Scotchtown Museum

  • Historic Tuckahoe

  • Free Time in Carytown

  • Historic St. John’s Church

  • Henricus Historical Park

  • Virginia State Capitol Tour

  • Wilton House Museum

  • 6 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

This morning we depart for Virginia. With stops for rest & lunch, we will arrive to our first attraction, Scotchtown. Scotchtown is the only original standing home of Patrick Henry, orator of the American Revolution and first elected governor of Virginia. Patrick Henry lived at Scotchtown from 1771 to 1778. It is from here that he rode to Richmond's St. John's Church
to give his famous "Liberty or Death" speech, which would become a rallying cry to our country's independence! After a guided tour of this Colonial-era house, we will have dinner and entertainment at a local restaurant. Our lodging for the next three evenings will be in Glen Allen, VA.


Day 2

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start our day with a guided tour of Tuckahoe Plantation, the 1733 plantation where Thomas Jefferson grew up. We will tour the home and one-room schoolhouse where Jefferson received his early education. Afterward, we will travel to Carytown for shopping and lunch on our own. This afternoon we will tour St. John's Church. The
tour, led by an interpreter inside the church, tells the story of the Convention, the events in Virginia that led up to it, and explains in more detail why Virginia and the "Liberty or Death" speech was pivotal for the Revolution. This evening we will have dinner followed by entertainment.

B, D

Day 3

We will start our day with a visit to Henricus Historical Park, the recreation of the second successful English settlement in the New World and where Pocahontas met and married John Rolfe. This stunning attraction is located on a bluff overlooking the James River. After lunch on own will have a guided tour of the Capitol, one of America's most historic buildings. Designed by Thomas Jefferson and opened in 1788, the Capitol is where the Aaron Burr trial was held and where the Bill of Rights was ratified. After a guided driving city tour of Richmond we will have a guided tour of the Wilton House Museum, the 1733 plantation home which served as Lafayette's headquarters. It holds a fine collection of early American decorative arts. Dinner this evening will be included at a local restaurant.

B, D

Day 4

After a leisurely morning, we will check-out and depart for home. With stops for rest & lunch enroute, our arrival home is scheduled for late afternoon.


Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but cannot be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with your driver at the time of boarding. Historically, daily seat rotation was practiced on most multi-day tours. We have suspended this practice for a period of time. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort if reinstated.

Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.

B=Full Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Allentown - Motorcoach Calvary Temple Church
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
Easton - Shuttle William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10
Rt 33, Easton, PA
Montgomeryville - Shuttle Quality Inn
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Reading - Shuttle Homewood Suites
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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