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.
Saturday, June 18th -- Heathsville Farmers Market
We've titled the theme of this month's Heathsville Farmers Market as "All Things Old". Bring your "treasures" to the "Transportation Museum Building" for a verbal appraisal by an expert. (Cost is $4 for one item or $10 for three items.) Meanwhile, out on the Tavern Green there will be a "Living History" encampment.
Shop all your favorite vendors, selling local meat, honey, flowers and nursery plants, baked goods, and locally-made handcrafts. We'll also have many new vendors.
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 Heathsville Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Tavern Restaurant and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shop is open until 3 p.m.
For more information, call 804-580-3377.
Want to Be a Vendor at the Heathsville Farmers Market?
We're now accepting applications for the 2016 season. We've got lots of great vendors, but could always use a few more. Click here for more information.
Shop and Eat at the Tavern! New Hours! Open for BBQ on Friday Nights!
Come by Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a delicious Breakfast or Lunch in the "Pub." But come Friday, we're open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the restaurant is serving BBQ and other lip-smacking good casual cuisine. 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. Whenever the restaurant is open, the shop is open too.