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, August 20th -- "Classic & Antique Car Round-up" at the Heathsville Farmers Market
Members of the Northern Neck Corvette Club and the Northern Neck Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will cruise in during this month's Heathsville Farmers Market. Anyone who owns an antique or classic car is also invited to join the show. The public will be asked to vote for their favorite car and the winner will receive a bucket of homemade chocolate chip cookies. (We're calling this the "People's Choice Chocolate Chip Cookie Award"!)
Shop all your favorite vendors, selling Northern Neck produce, meat, eggs, goat cheese, flowers and nursery plants, gourmet soups, and locally-made handcrafts. We have new vendors at every Farmers Market.
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.
Stick Around after the Farmers Market for "Bingo for Quilts"!
"Bingo for Quilts" starts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 20th inside the "Transportation Museum Building." Packets of 20 bingo sheets are available for $20. All the prizes are quilted items made by members of the Tavern Quilt Guild. So stick around after the Farmers Market for an old fashioned game of bingo, where all the prizes are quilted!
Shop and Eat at the Tavern! Open Tues. thru Sat. for Breakfast and Lunch!
The Tavern Restaurant is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 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. Whenever the restaurant is open, the shop is open too.
Calling All BBQ Masters!
The Tavern's Second Annual BBQ Masters Competition will take place on Saturday, September 17th, as part of the Heathsville Farmers Market. All aspiring BBQ masters are invited to compete for cash prizes and "bragging rights." Click here for more information. Click here for complete rules, and click here for a registration form.
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.
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.