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You are invited to visit the last surviving 1700's structure of its kind in Virginia's Northern Neck!

The story of this tavern and its relationship to the development of Northumberland County and Virginia's Northern Neck reflects what happened in countless court house villages throughout Virginia and the nation.

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The Tavern Foundation (RHHT) would like to welcome you to our website, a visit to part of the historic town square in Heathsville. We are extremely proud of our accomplishments over the years; restoration of a 1795 Court House Tavern, operating Blacksmith Shop, Carriage House, Community Building & Pavilion – all supporting our guilds, restaurant, gift shop and community events and fund raisers.

Our Mission is to maintain and operate RHHT to research, interpret and teach its history; and to continue its heritage as a living part of the community.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 17th -- "BBQ, Beer and Band" at the Heathsville Farmers Market

Thrill to the Grill! Come watch our BBQ Masters Competition, enjoy a beer tasting, eat lip-smacking good BBQ, and party to a live band!

Aspiring BBQ masters will be competing on the Tavern's Green during this month's Heathsville Farmers Market. Come watch and chat with these BBQ pros as they grill up chicken thighs and ribs, using their own secret recipes. The winners are competing for cash prizes and "bragging rights"!

Getting hungry already? Several of the competitors will also be selling BBQ for you to chow down on. Wash it all down with some craft beer. We'll also be holding a Beer Tasting on the premises. Meanwhile our live band out of Richmond, "The Articles", will be providing some super Entertainment!

The Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop all your favorite vendors, selling Northern Neck produce, meat, eggs, goat cheese, flowers and nursery plants, gourmet soups, fruit smoothies, fresh-baked bread, and locally-made handcrafts. We have new vendors at every Farmers Market.

The Beer Tasting and BBQ competition will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The band will start playing around noon. So you can eat BBQ, drink beer and party to a great band all afternoon under our "big-top" tent on the "Tavern Green"!

While you're here, you'll also want to visit the Tavern's Forge, where members of the Tavern Blacksmith Guild will be at work. The Tavern's Woodworking Guild can be found in its colonial era workshop, located inside the Carriage House. The Tavern's collection of antique carriages is also on view there. The Quilt Guild can be found in their Studio, located on the first floor of the Tavern. The Spinners & Weavers Guild has their Studio on the second floor of the Tavern.

Also inside the Tavern is our Tavern Restaurant and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shop. The shop has a huge variety of locally-made artisan wares, plus a number of "artisans-in-residence", ready to chat and show you what they do. Our restaurant offers a relaxing sit-down breakfast or lunch. Or you can grab a bite at our food concession stand, located outside the "Transportation Museum Building".

The Tavern Restaurant and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shop is open until 3 p.m.

For more information, call 804-580-3377. Click here to see our event flyer!


You Are Invited to the "Tavern Supper Club" on Saturday, Sept. 24th, 6 p.m.

This will be a Fine Dining Experience, one not open to the general public. The "Tavern Supper Club" will be held monthly on the fourth Saturday. Very exclusive, we have just 30 seats available for lovers of an exquisite meal with wine pairings.This month's menu includes:

• Salmon Deviled Egg, topped Caviar
• Lump Crab Soup, laced with XO Cognac
• Baby Greens with Lime-marinated Grilled Shrimp, Gorgonzola Cheese and Raspeberry Vinaigrette
• Dry-aged Filet Mignon, Bacon-wrapped and Stuffed with Oyster (Shrimp) Scampi, served with a Red Wine Demi-glaze Reduction
• Fresh Seasonal Berries, accompanied by Chambord Sabayon
• Coffee and Aperitif

Three wines from Good Luck Cellars are included with appropriate courses.

Do I have you salivating? I know I am. The cost is $100 a couple, or $55 a single. Additional wine available for purchase, should you desire. To make your reservation, call the Tavern's Foundation Office at 804-580-3377. I'm looking forward to dining with you!


Oyster and Art Fest on Saturday, October 8th, 4 to 8 p.m.

Come Celebrate the Oyster and party to live music as this special outdoor event at the Tavern over Columbus Day weekend! We'll have Beer, wine, soda and oyster dishes for your enjoyment. There's a $5 cover charge (to help pay for the band), and then you just buy your fill of oysters and drink. (Bring the non-oyster lovers, too. We'll have something else for them to eat.)

Back by popular demand will be the crowd-pleasing band "The Articles," who played here to popular acclaim last year.

Members of the new Northern Neck Artisan Trail will be setting up booths to showcase their wares, and the Tavern's "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shop will be open. (That's the "art" part!)

So party under our "big top" tent while the sun goes down and the lights go up!

Click here to see our event flyer!

(Artisans: Click here for paperwork to sign up!)


Calling All Amateur Photographers!

Our "Tavern Photography Show" will take place on Saturday, October 15th, as part of the Heathsville Farmers Market. All adult and youth amateur photographers are invited to submit entries to compete for ribbons and "bragging rights." Photo categories include: Animals, Plants, Scenic, People, Black & White, Enhanced Digital, Junior, and Unclassified. Adults must be 17 years or older. The Junior category is for youth ages 16 and under. Click here for complete rules, and click here for a registration form.


Shop and Eat at the Tavern! Open Wed. thru Sat. for Breakfast and Lunch!

The Tavern Restaurant is open Wednesday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a delicious Breakfast or Lunch in the "Pub." Beer and wine is available. And while you're here, don't forget to wander through our "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shop, which is full of Unusual Hand-Crafted Gifts, all created by local artists and artisans. The shop is open Tuesday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Want to Be a Vendor at the Heathsville Farmers Market?

We've got lots of great vendors, but could always use a few more. Click here for more information.



Click here for all upcoming events!


Phone: 804-580-3377
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Contact Information

RH/HT Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 579
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473

Phone: 804-580-3377

Located on Route 360 behind the old courthouse.

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