Welcome to Historic Polegreen Church

Historic Polegreen Remains Open During Covid-19

Historic Polegreen Church is free and open to the public from sunrise to sunset; however, we are asking everyone to follow the Governor's guidelines in adhering to social distancing rules. Our visitor center is also open on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9–3. If you enter the visitor center, please let us know you are here so we can assist you in a way that keeps everyone safe. Wedding tours are also still available.

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.

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, Virginia 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