Welcome to Historic Polegreen Church

Experience the peace of Historic Polegreen Church, a beautiful open-air church. Feel the breeze and the sunlight welcome you as you enjoy the story of Rev. Samuel Davies and how he started Historic Polegreen Church, one of America's first non-Anglican churches. You'll feel his story come to life as you stand where he stood to preach sermons to members of his congregation, including Patrick Henry.

The Church lies just 15 minutes outside of Richmond, in Hanover County—a quaint, rural suburb. The Church site features a Visitor's Center tucked away in the woods and rolling, grassy, greens, perfecting for picnicking or simply just to enjoy the Church's viewshed.

News & Announcements

We are entering wedding season, so most Saturdays and Sundays from September through December are booked for private events. Please call the Historic Polegreen office to check availability.

Founders Luncheon

November 12, 2021 12:00pm at Hanover Tavern

Invitations will be mailed out in September or contact the office at 804-730-3837.

Holiday Illumination

November 19, 2021

Begin the Christmas season with us as we light up the church structure. Other events include vendors, food trucks, and musical performances. More information to follow!

Loved it, great piece of History, so peaceful there.

June 2018

It was a lovely spot when lighted at Christmas. A holy place, you could almost hear Samuel Davies!

Lynette January 2018

A Hanover gem!

Debbie December 2017

Thank you for our tour! The birth of religious liberty lives at Historic Polegreen Church!

Eric July 2016

Just wanted to let you know that I have been wanting to visit for years and just did today. It was not a letdown. The grounds are beautiful!

Stacey September 2018

CREDIT: Drone video provided by Wingo Visual Arts

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Come stand in a bit of American history !

Physical Address

6411 Heatherwood Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 2111
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Contact Us

(804) 730-3837

General Information

Polegreen Church is located in eastern Hanover County, 12 miles from downtown Richmond, Virginia.


Sunrise to sunset, year-round. Visitors' Center: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am to 3pm.


Free and open to the public.

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Historic Polegreen Church Foundation | P.O. Box 2111, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 | (804) 730-3837 | admin@historicpolegreen.org