Day at the Capitol

A field trip to remember!

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Join Yvonne Bunn, HEAV Director of Homeschool Support & Government Affairs and hundreds of homeschoolers from across the Commonwealth on April 12, April 14, or April 19, 2022, for HEAV’s annual Homeschool Day at the Capitol in Richmond.

This HEAV-sponsored event is open to all homeschoolers.

Location:

St John’s Episcopal Church
2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Date:

April 12, April 14 and April 19.

Registration:

$30/HEAV member families; $35/non-member families; plus $5 for each non-family member with you.

Thank you to Jonathon Staddon for this video!

Registration is closed.

We’re sorry! Both Day at the Capitol sessions are full.

HEAV members: $30/family, plus $5 for each non-family participant that you would like to include–a $5 member savings! Members will need to enter a discount code to save $5 off their registration Non-members: $35/family, plus $5 for each non-family participant you register. *Note: To register a large group such as a co-op class, please see our FAQ.

Already a member? Get Your Discount

Be sure to access your member benefits page to grab your discount code before you register!

 

Not a member, but want to get the discount?

Join HEAV today on the right on the Day at the Capitol registration form! You’ll immediately get the member discount for this Day at the Capitol–plus discounts for the convention and other HEAV events! You’ll get free classes, resource discounts, teacher ID cards, and much, much more! Check out the member benefits here

Check-In and Tickets

Doors at St. John’s Historic Church will open at 9:30 a.m. with check-in and seating between 9 and 9:30 a.m.. Tickets for Capitol Tours and the House chamber presentation will be distributed at St. John’s Church during check-in. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the reenactment will begin at 10 a.m

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Day at the Capitol: Patrick Henry Reenactment!

The day will begin with registration at 9 a.m. at historic St. John’s Episcopal Church at 2401 E. Broad Street in Richmond–the original site of the heated debate for independence among colonial leaders prior to the War for Independence. We have scheduled a special reenactment of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech. Costumed, professional re-enactors will sit among homeschoolers in the church sanctuary where the Second Virginia Convention was held. Their rousing debate for independence from Great Britain will take you back to 1775. You may find yourself seated beside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Richard Henry Lee. This special performance is only for families registered for HEAV’s Day at the Capitol.
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House Chamber Presentations

Experience “hands-on learning” at its best! Because the General Assembly adjourned in mid-March, homeschool students are invited to sit in a state representative’s chair on the floor of the Virginia House or Senate Chamber to learn how a bill becomes a law. Ticket times will be distributed at St. John’s Church during the morning session at 9 a.m.

During the House chamber presentations, House staff will instruct homeschoolers on how a bill becomes a law. They will then guide homeschoolers in committee debates and the voting process. You will have an opportunity to discuss a mock homeschool bill then take a final vote. Students will press the same voting buttons on each desk that legislators use to pass or defeat bills. Parents are welcome to join in or help their students participate in this hands-on process in the House chamber.

Day at the Capitol: Tours

Guided one-hour tours of the historic Capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson are scheduled for the afternoon. Tickets will be given to attendees beginning at 9 a.m. at St. John’s Church. Tours will begin at the Bank Street entrance to the Capitol.

Food, Directions, and Parking

Parking at St. John’s is available on the street. It is free. The church is located at 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, here.

The Capitol is approximately a five-minute drive (1.1 miles) from St. John’s Church to the Capitol tour entrance, located at 1000 Bank Street, here. Nearby parking lots and garages can be found here.

Food Options

For your convenience, you may bring a bag lunch to eat in the Capitol Visitors Center or walk to one of the nearby eateries. The Sun Trust Bank building has a wonderful cafeteria and underground parking–it is the closest to the capitol. Other information can be found under the “Visiting the Capitol” tab here.

Day at the Capitol FAQs

Get all the details here–directions, maps, parking locations, the day’s events, local eateries, and  tour information.

Note From Stephanie

View more details on our DATC FAQs, and look there for a detailed schedule soon. Now is the time to register! Tickets are limited and always fill up quickly. Don’t miss this opportunity!

I’m looking forward to seeing you in Richmond for Day at the Capitol!

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Blessings,

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Stephanie Konicki

Director of Outreach

These photographs are courtesy of James Staddon of Lenspiration Photography.