Rediscovering The Christian Roots Of The American Revolution In Colonial Williamsburg



This self guided tour covers eight of the most significant public buildings in Colonial Williamsburg. These buildings, such as the Raleigh Tavern and the Governor's Palace, were selected for the roles they played in God's plan to bring the United States into being and to spread the Gospel to the New World. We welcome your comments at Credits:Written by David HemphillNarrated by Tom Morr with Cary HemphillProduced by Michael Lemley of World Productions.


  •  Stop 8 - Bruton Parish Church

    Stop 8 - Bruton Parish Church

    01/02/2014 Duration: 07min

    How this is the most important building in Williamsburg, where America's Founders worshiped together. Through their faith in Christ, the Founders came to realize that government should exist only to secure the individual's God given rights.

  •  Stop 7 - Govenors Palace

    Stop 7 - Govenor's Palace

    01/02/2014 Duration: 06min

    How this residence of the British governor came to symbolize George III oppressive authority. How the Protestant Reformation and John Locke caused Englishmen to demand greater religious and political freedom culminating in the Glorious Revolution of 1688.

  •  Stop 6 - George Wythe House

    Stop 6 - George Wythe House

    01/02/2014 Duration: 04min

    How modern science was born out of the Protestant Reformation. How the greatest threat to a democratic outcome to the American Revolution came from General Washington's own officers.

  •  Stop 5 - The Courthouse

    Stop 5 - The Courthouse

    01/02/2014 Duration: 07min

    How the invasion of New York City by the British, accompanied by Hessian mercenaries, sparked the Declaration of Independence. How two surprising patriot victories in South Carolina set the wheels in motion for George Washington's victory at Yorktown.

  •  Stop 4 - The Powder Magazine

    Stop 4 - The Powder Magazine

    01/02/2014 Duration: 02min

    How the citizens of Williamsburg encountered an attempt to disarm them similar to the citizens of Lexington and Concord.

  • Stop 3 - Raleigh Tavern

    Stop 3 - Raleigh Tavern

    01/02/2014 Duration: 05min

    How as the "default" meeting place for the House of Burgesses, the Raleigh became the center of protest against George III and the British Parliament. How American patriots thought of themselves not as revolutionaries, but as Englishman being denies their rights by an absolute monarch.

  •  Stop 2 - The Capitol/House of Burgesses

    Stop 2 - The Capitol/House of Burgesses

    01/02/2014 Duration: 06min

    How God raised up leaders for the American Revolution through colonial legislatures such as Virginia's House of Burgesses. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Madison, George Wythe, James Monroe and Peyton Randolph were all trained in the House of Burgesses between 1763 and 1776. How by focusing on God given individual rights, the American Revolution succeeded in producing freedom and democratic government; whereas by seeking a utopian leveling society, the French and Russian revolutions ended in guillotine in the Gulag.

  • Stop 1 - Presbyterian Meeting House

    Stop 1 - Presbyterian Meeting House

    01/02/2014 Duration: 05min

    How the bedrock principle underpinning the American revolution "freedom of conscience" was first asserted here in 1765. How the "Great Awakening" enthroned a new King in the hearts of colonial Americans which prepared them for eight years of war no one thought they could win.

  •  Introduction


    01/02/2014 Duration: 04min

    How the American colonists at the time of the Revolution considered the Bible as the supreme guide for their public and private lives.