How much is general admission?

Admission ticket prices are available on our Plan Your Visit page.

What is included with general admission?

General admission includes access to the historic grounds, outbuildings, Henry family cemetery, Quarter Place, and museum.

Can I walk the grounds without paying admission?

No. Admission is required for entry onto the grounds. The Visitor Center and Museum Shop are open to the public without a ticket.

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance?

General admission tickets can be purchased upon arrival. Group rates require that you call or email at least two weeks in advance to book your visit. Guided tour dates fill quickly, so please plan to have more than one date that may suit in case we are already booked.

Can I buy tickets over the phone?

Yes. Please call 434-376-2044.


I have a National Park Pass. Is Red Hill included?

Red Hill is not part of the National Park System; however, National Park Pass holders do receive a discount on admission. Red Hill is owned and maintained in trust by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit corporation, founded in 1944.

Do you offer AAA or AARP discounts?

Red Hill offers discounts for AAA members.

Do you offer discounts for Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cardholders?

Yes, present your EBT card at the Visitor Center to receive general admission tickets for $2 each.

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill participates in the Museums for All initiative that offers discounted museum admission for those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits). Visit their website to view all participating museums.

Do you offer military discounts?

Yes, military members save $2 on admission tickets.

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill participates in the Blue Star Museums initiative that offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families between Armed Forces Day and Labor Day each year. Visit their website to view all participating museums.

Do you offer discounts to museum professionals?

Yes, registered members of the Southeastern Museums Conference (SEMC) receive free general admission tickets.

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill participates in the Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program which encourages SEMC members to visit museums in the Southeastern region of the United States. Please note this program is not eligible for special events.

Planning Your Day

How much time should I spend at Red Hill?

There’s so much to see and do at Red Hill. We recommend guests spend one hour or more here.

When is the best time of year to visit?

Every season has its benefits and drawbacks.

During the spring, our flowers and trees are in full bloom.

During the summer, the property is warm, but visitors can cool off inside the Patrick Henry House and law office, and in the E. Stuart James Grant Museum Room.

In the fall, we see milder weather, lighter crowds, and beautiful autumn colors. Visitors may arrive on a day which school groups are active with 18th-century demonstrations.

While it can be a bit chilly during the winter, the property is most peaceful during this time period.

Is there food available for purchase at Red Hill?

No. Red Hill does not have an on-site restaurant; however, there are picnic benches available around the property.

There are several restaurants nearby in the town of Brookneal, which is located about 10 minutes away:

Getting to Red Hill

How can I get to Red Hill?

Red Hill is located in the countryside of southern Virginia. The nearest town is Brookneal, VA. You may find that your cell phone service is patchy as you get nearer to Red Hill, so if you are relying on your phone to guide you to us you might want to download an offline version of a map of the area. For your GPS type in this address: Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, 1250 Red Hill Road, Brookneal, VA 24528.

Here is how to reach us from a few major locations nearby:

From Lynchburg (About 38 miles which will take approximately 50 minutes) Take 501 South. Continue on 501 South to Brookneal. At the stoplight in Brookneal continue straight onto 40 East (Wickliffe Rd.) Travel 8/10 of a mile and turn right onto Dog Creek Road. Stay on this road for 3 miles and then turn right onto Red Hill Road. Travel one and a half miles before turning right into the Visitor Center area.

From Richmond (About 100 miles which will take approximately 2 hours) Take 76 South to 360 West toward Amelia. Continue on 360 West for 57.7 miles then take the US 15 Bus ramp to Keysville. Continue straight for 1.7 miles on 15 Bus, then turn right onto 40 West for 9 miles to Charlotte Court House. Turn left to continue onto 40 West and continue for 15.6 miles. Turn left onto Mount Calvary (1.8 miles) and left onto Patrick Henry Road (.8 miles). Turn right onto Red Hill Road. Travel one and a half miles before turning right into the Visitor Center area.

From Raleigh (About 112 miles which will take approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes) Take 40 East to NC 147 North to US 501 North to Brookneal, VA. At the STOP light in Brookneal turn right (cross over RR tracks) onto 40 East (Wickliffe Rd.) Travel 8/10 of a mile and turn right onto Dog Creek Road. Stay on this road for 3 miles and then turn right onto Red Hill Road. Travel one and a half miles before turning right into the Visitor Center area.

Is parking free?


Navigating the Property

How far is the entrance from the parking lot?

The Visitor Center is approximately 100 feet from the visitor parking lot. The entrance of the Visitor Center and all interior rooms are accessible.

Can I have a printable visitor map?

Maps and an attached visitor guides are available inside the Visitor Center where you enter the property.

Is the property easy to navigate?

Although the gravel pathways in the historic area can be uneven, they are accessible.

Red Hill offers the use of golf carts in the main historic area for visitors with disabilities. The distance from the Visitor Center to the Henry House is approximately 500 feet. The total distance from the Visitor Center to each historic feature on the main historic grounds and back is approximately .37 of a mile.

There are three stairs with a handrail to the front door of the Henry House and the law office. The kitchen has one step and the Coachman’s Cabin has two stairs, without a handrail. The Visitor Center is accessible. Visitors may use wheelchairs or walkers inside the historic buildings. The Henry House has chairs for those who are unable to stand for extended periods of time. There are benches available outside the Visitor Center, outside the law office, outside the Coachman’s Cabin, and around the grounds.

Other areas of the estate, such as the Quarter Place, can be challenging to those with mobility issues.

Do you have wheelchairs and electric scooters?

No, non-motorized wheelchairs and electric scooters are not available.

What to Bring

What should I bring?
  • Comfortable shoes, as there are gravel paths and some uneven walkways.
  • An umbrella, if the weather forecast calls for rain, as guests must walk outdoors to access the Henry House and historic area.
  • Bottled water, especially on hot days; no other outside food or drink is permitted inside the historic buildings or museum.
  • Sunscreen.
  • A dog leash, if you will be visiting the property with your dog. Vested service animals are welcome inside the Visitor Center and historic buildings.
  • Strollers are welcome on the estate but cannot be taken inside the historic buildings. Strollers may be parked outside of the buildings prior to entry.
Can I bring my dog?

Yes, leashed dogs are allowed on the property, but they cannot enter the historic buildings or Visitor Center.

Which items are prohibited?
  • Weapons/firearms, except qualified law enforcement.
  • Knives/blades longer than 3.5 inches.
  • Clubs, hammers, martial arts devices, and related items.
  • Flammable liquids and gases.
  • Fireworks, ammunitions, explosive devices, and related materials.
  • Paint and related marking materials; spray cans and other aerosols.
  • Other items deemed dangerous, suspicious, or inappropriate by Red Hill staff.

All bags are subject to inspection.

Can I bring food or drink on the property?

Yes, bagged lunches can be consumed in outdoor areas on the grounds. Benches and picnic tables are available for use by visitors.

Food and drink other than bottled water are prohibited inside the historic buildings and museum.

Group Tours

Can I schedule a private tour of the property?

Yes, private and group tours require that you call or email at least two weeks in advance to book your visit. Guided tour dates fill quickly, so please plan to have more than one date that may suit in case we are already booked.

Do you have special tours for homeschool groups?

Yes, Red Hill hosts several Home Educator’s Days in the fall and spring of each year. Visit our Events webpage for upcoming Home Educator’s Days. Contact us for alternative tour opportunities such as guided tours of the property.

Can I request a speaker for my event?

A Red Hill staff member would love to visit your local civic, church, or volunteer group to talk about Patrick Henry, Red Hill, or related subjects, as requested. The cost is $100 per event which includes the cost of traveling to your destination. For more information, please contact us.

Research Support

Is Red Hill a National Park?

No, Red Hill is not a National Park, nor is it owned by any government entity such as the National Park Service. Red Hill is stewarded by the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We receive no federal or state funding and rely on grants and donations from generous individuals.

Red Hill is alternatively known as the Red Hill – Patrick Henry National Memorial, an honorary designation enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1986. It is also an affiliate site of the National Park Service.

I am a descendant of Patrick Henry. Where can I learn more?

The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation researches the line of direct descent from Patrick Henry. We often receive inquiries about Henry’s ancestry and would like to refer interested individuals to Robert Douthat Meade’s Patrick Henry, Patriot in the Making from your local library. Copies of this book, no longer in print, are carried from time to time at the Red Hill Museum Shop and can be ordered online or over the phone.

If you believe you may be a descendant of Patrick Henry, or have questions regarding your ancestry, contact us so we may connect you to the proper genealogist.

All direct descendants of Patrick Henry are encouraged to join the Patrick Henry Descendants Branch!

I am a descendant of the enslaved and/or freed Black inhabitants of Red Hill. Where can I learn more?

Researchers at Red Hill are constantly looking to descendants for oral and written histories on their ancestors’ lives. If you have information you are willing to share, or have questions about your family history, contact us so you we may connect you to the proper genealogist or historian.

More information about the Black experience at Red Hill can be found on our Quarter Place webpage.

How can I view artifacts and documents in the museum collection?

All inquiries regarding the museum collections can be directed to Cody Youngblood, Director of Historic Preservation & Collections, at

Additional questions?

Contact us at 434-376-2044 or at