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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

NEW -- "Burn the Mortgage" BBQ Fundraiser on Sat. Oct. 7th!

Everyone would like to be mortgage free, and you can help us by eating BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 7th, 4 to 7 pm!

We'll be selling tickets for $25 ($30 at the gate), which will include BBQ pulled pork, sausage & chicken, made by our own BBQ Master, Sid Mace, plus hors d'oeuvres, salads & baked beans, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine sold separately.

Our favorite band "The Articles" will be entertaining us while we eat and drink, playing songs we all know and love! So you can party under the "Big Top" while the sun goes down!

Buy your tickets on-line here, or at our Tavern gift shoppe. If ordering on-line, please give your e-mail address so we can confirm. We'll mail your tickets to you.

So save the date, and help us "Burn the Mortgage"!


Ticket Pricing


Saturday, October 21st -- Heathsville Farmers Market

Shop all your favorite vendors at this month's Heathsville Farmers Market. You'll find Northern Neck produce, meat, eggs, goat cheese, flowers and nursery plants, gourmet soups, canned goods, and locally-made handcrafts. We have new vendors at every Farmers Market.

Special this month:

• Pumpkin Decorating Contest - open to adults and kids! Prizes!

• Blessing of the Animals, courtesy of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Bring your pets!

• Debut of the Northumberland Public Library's new "Mobile Library Tech Mobile". Check out this new vehicle which will soon be bringing books and a wifi hot spot to neighborhoods thru-out the county!

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 Cafe´ and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe. 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 cafe´ offers a relaxing sit-down 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 Cafe´ and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe are open until 2 p.m.

For more information, call 804-580-3377.


Enjoy Lunch at the Tavern Cafe´

Open Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday • 10 am - 2 pm

•   There's a new place to eat lunch in Heathsville! The Tavern volunteers are serving up tasty homemade soup, fresh-baked bread, quiche, and sandwich kits. There are also scones and sweet treats, plus beverages.

•  There's a different menu every week!

Look forward to seeing you here sometime! Available for eat-in or take-out.

•  All cooking is done by the Tavern volunteers in the Tavern kitchen. All proceeds benefit Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern. This is 100% OUR cafe´.

•  The Tavern's Gift Shoppe is be open too! We sell unique hand-crafted gifts and cards, all made by local artists and artisans.



Tavern Gift Shoppe Hours

The Tavern's Gift Shoppe is Open Thursday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gift shop is full of unusual hand-crafted items, all created by local artists and artisans. Have lunch in our Cafe´ and then shop!






Want to Be a Vendor at the 2017 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!


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Heritage Art Classes

Check out our Heritage Art Classes!

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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