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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

Oyster and Art Fest on Saturday, October 8th is Cancelled!

Aw shucks! There will be no oyster shucking at Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern in Heathsville this Saturday. An uninvited guest by the name of Matthew is blowing into town and the Oyster and Art Fest scheduled for Oct. 8th is cancelled.

But be sure to come by on Oct. 15th for the last Heathsville Farmers Market of the season. Hey, you could have Fried Oysters for lunch at the Tavern Restaurant that day!


Our Season-Ending Farmers Market is Saturday, Oct. 15th!

Visit our Tavern Photography Show inside the "Transportation Museum Building". Enjoy the Pumpkin Decorating Contest  -- open to adults and kids! Watch line dancing and square Dancing Demonstrations. And be sure to stock up on local produce, meat, goat cheese, oysters in the shell, gourmet soup, bread, baked goods and more. Happy Autumn!






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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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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