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The Inn at Patrick Henry’s (shared property with a separately owned & operated Pub and Grille), built in 1800s, stands on the northeast corner of 2300 East Broad Street at North 23rd Street in the historic Church Hill downtown neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, USA. This antebellum inn shares the property and some common spaces with Patrick Henry’s Pub & Grille - a casual & comfortable restaurant and English pub, and a garden patio to enjoy at the pub for lunch or dinner. We are a newly restored urban inn with a neighborhood feel. The locally owned & operated businesses, along with the beautiful pre-Civil War architecture and rich history are just a few things that have brought many to historic Church Hill. The inn is one block to St. John’s Church - the location of Patrick Henry’s most famous speech “Give me liberty, or give me death”. We are walking distance or a few minutes drive to historic parks, war hospitals and battlefields, local coffee shops, museums, eateries, craft breweries, panoramic views, downtown Richmond, The Canal Walk and Capital Bike Trail - bike to Williamsburg and back! The General Assembly, the 17th Street Farmers Market, art galleries and so much more are just around the corner. The inn is 2 miles to Virginia Commonwealth University, a mile from the Medical College of Virginia, and all downtown attractions. See our User's Guide *see below* for travel tips. This antebellum row inn and tavern holds modern amenities, new furniture, new beds, Wi-Fi and new innkeepers. The private garden courtyard and surroundings also make this location ideal for booking meetings, weddings, work parties or celebrations of any kind!!!
Why is this a historical property? For two reasons. First being that on April 20, 1687 this was part of a 965 acre gift given to William Byrd I, the man who named Richmond looking out at Libbie Hill Park a few blocks away. The second reason is the 2nd owner of the home - John W. Fergusson was the head money printer for the Confederacy and part of the US Treasury and oldest Odd Fellow of Virginia. Mr. Fergusson also gave Edgar Allan Poe one of his first newspaper jobs at the Southern Literary Messenger.
Who built the property? The Inn was built in the early 1800's by William Catlin, is a 4-story Greek Revival brick town home which is a classic representation of Richmond’s architecture and influences during pre-Civil War times. The inn holds one of the two surviving antebellum gabbled slate roofs. The single dormer, simple cornice, heavy lintels, Doric porch, and stone steps with plinths are all hallmarks of the style. The 4-story annex and restaurant at 2302 E Broad were built in 1879. The property was soon purchased by Mr. John Wesley Fergusson, and deemed the name The Fergusson Home. Fergusson was a prominent business man, and is said to be the oldest Odd Fellow of Virginia. He was the head government printer for the Confederacy, and was personally acquainted with Edgar Allan Poe.
The Inn at Patrick Henry’s has been a welcoming and desired destination to stay since its arrival in 1850. We are honored to keep the history preserved and have a special duty to share that with our guests. Whether you are a busy business traveler, a historic enthusiast, with the General Assembly, want to visit family & friends at VCU, MCV, or U of R, or explore the cobble-stoned streets with gas street lamps, panoramic city and country side views of the James River – we are ready for you!
The Inn at Patrick Henry’s(shared property with Pub & Grille) is conveniently located in the heart of historic Church Hill and a short walk to downtown attractions. Your next walk or adventure is just around the corner. Below are local eateries, museums, parks and attractions that are either walking distance or a short car ride.
We are also short drives to Monticello, Mount Vernon and the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown), along with local wineries and breweries. Contact us to help plan your travels!
Museums, Historical Sites, Parks, Entertainment and Outdoor Adventures
American Civil War Museum (includes information to Tredegar Iron Works, The Museum of the Confederacy and the Confederate White House)
Chimborazo Hospital (includes Richmond National Battlefield Park and Medical Museum)
Richmond CenterStage (includes Altria Theater and Richmond CenterStage, formerly Carpenter's Theater)
Riverfront Canal Walk & Attractions (includes Brown’s Island, Canal Cruises & Exhibits, Canal Walk, Civil War Centers at Historic Tredegar, Main Street Station, Triple Crossing, Turning Basin, Virginia Holocaust Museum and Virginia War Memorial)
Riverside Outfitters (Raft, Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard - Canal outpost and Forest Ave exits)