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Would you like to experience Independence Day at the final home of America’s first patriot? Come spend this Independence Day at the garden spot of the world, Patrick Henry’s Red Hill! Events begin at 3:00PM with fireworks at dusk and the gate closing at 9:00PM. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to comfortably watch Patrick Henry give his speech at 7:00 and to watch the fantastic fireworks display at 9:15. You might also want to bring a flashlight to aid you after dark. Food vendors will be on-site to purchase dinner from. The Brown Brothers will be performing throughout the day. www.thebrownbros.com A children’s face painter will be on-site as well.

Please do not bring any alcohol, personal fireworks (including sparklers), grills, or pets; for safety reasons, all these are prohibited.

Patrick Henry’s Red Hill, America’s first patriot’s home and burial site is the perfect place to celebrate being an American! Step back in time with us and help us celebrate Independence Day.

This event is made possible in part by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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