Scotchtown

16120 Chiswell Ln.
Beaverdam, VA 23015- Map It
Phone: (804) 227-3500

AAA Editor Notes

Scotchtown is 1.3 mi. s.e. on Beaverdam School Rd., 8 mi. s. on Teman Rd. (Coatesville Rd.), then 1.2 mi. n.e. on Scotchtown Rd. Scotchtown was built by Col. Charles Chiswell in 1719 and is one of the state’s oldest surviving plantations. Dolley Payne, who would later marry James Madison, visited the manor as a child. Scotchtown is best known as the home of Patrick Henry, who owned the house 1771-78. It was from Scotchtown that Henry rode to Richmond to deliver his famous “Liberty or Death” speech at St. John’s Church in 1775.
$10; $9 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $7 (ages 6-12 and students with ID).
Hours: Fri.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5, Mar.-Dec.; by appointment rest of year.