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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, October 19th -- Season-ending Heathsville Farmers Market

Shop all your favorite vendors at this month's Heathsville Farmers Market. You'll find Northern Neck produce, oysters, gourmet peanuts, jams & pickles, 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!

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".

Check out the Northumberland Public Library's "Tech Mobile" while you're here. It's a mobile wifi hot-spot, as well as a traveling library. Down the street, the Northumberland Historical Society will be giving tours of the Old Jail. 

Then visit the other charming shops in town. There's Kathy's Korner, Light of Christ Thrift Shop, Ye Olde Book Shoppe, and St. Stephen's Thrift Shop. Buy homemade ice cream at Heathsville United Methodist Church. Pick up a walking map of Historical Heathsville and see historical buildings and home from three centuries.

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.





Saturday, December 7th - Golden Village Christmas!

There's no better way to jump-start the Christmas season than with shopping, greenery, caroling and holiday cheer at this year's Golden Village Christmas on Saturday, December 1st. This annual celebration of Christmastide takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Throughout the Tavern, our "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe will be full of Unusual Hand-Crafted Gifts, all created by local artists and artisans. You'll find hand-spun knit lace shawls, hand-woven placemats and tablerunners, quilts, baskets, jewelry, bags and totes, cards, woodenware, cast iron candlesticks, lots of unique decorative arts and much more.

You'll find members of the Quilt Guild quilting in their studio. Delicious home-made cakes, pies, candy and cookies will be on sale at Ye Ol' Bake Shoppe. And upstairs, the Spinners & Weavers Studio will be open with guild members demonstrating their skills.

Inside the "Transportation Museum Building," which is located directly behind the Tavern, is the Special Children's Shopping areas. For the princely sum of $1 per gift, youth under the age of 12 will be able to buy gifts for their entire family. Tavern elves will help them select appropriate gifts and then wrap the gifts as well.

Meanwhile, outside on the "Tavern Green", More Gift Vendors will be scattered about. Garner's Produce of Warsaw will be selling winter squashes, apples and other locally-grown produce. Tavern volunteers will have freshly-made holiday greenery for sale.

Santa will be in residence in the "Carriage House" (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) for picture taking. Bring your own camera. While you wait, Strolling Carolers will serenade you as you savor a free cup of Hot Mulled Cider.

Follow the smoke to the Tavern's Forge and you'll find members of the Tavern Blacksmith Guild at work. The Tavern's Woodworking Guild will have its colonial era workshop open in the Carriage House. The Tavern's collection of antique carriages is also on view there.

If you get hungry, have a relaxing sit-down breakfast or lunch at our Tavern Cafe'. Or you can grab a bite at our food concession stand inside the Transportation Museum Building.

For more information, call 804-580-3377.




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

The Tavern Cafe´ is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for a delicious Lunch. The Tavern Culinary Guild serves up homemade soups, fresh-baked breads, hot open-faced sandwiches, quiche´, hot open-faced sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats. There's a different menu every week!

And while you're here, don't forget to wander through our "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe, which is full of Unusual Hand-Crafted Gifts, all created by local artists and artisans.

All food is made on-site in the Tavern's commercial kitchen by the volunteers of the Tavern Culinary Guild.




Want to Be a Vendor at the 2019 Heathsville Farmers Market?

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



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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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