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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 and 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

Tavern Gift Shoppe and Café Are Open!


  • Be prepared to wear your face mask and practice social distancing.
  • Please refrain from touching items you don't intend to buy.
  • The Café will have a more limited menu and be take-out only. Calling in your order is highly encouraged - 804-580-7900.
  • Café Menu: May 28 - 30
    Irish Beef Stew - $8 bowl, $7 cup (includes Honey Wheat bread)
    Corn Chowder - $7 bowl, $6 cup (includes Honey Wheat bread)
    Quiche - $8 (includes side salad)
    Cookies - $1
    Scones - $4

    Usual Choice of Beverages - $1.50
    Almond Brioche Loaf - $12 (Limited supply - "You should be so lucky
        to get a loaf!"

  • We'll have special procedures in place to help keep all of us safe.
  • Like before, open Thursday thru Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. (The gift shoppe has many new items. Our artisans have been hard at work while they've been home!)
  • Safest time to shop would be between 10 and 11:30 am, if you have special concerns.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 804-580-3377.


Curbside BBQ Fundraiser Was a Big Success!

192 Meals Served in Two Hours

We were so pleased with how well this fundraiser went.
So what would you think about a Take-out BBQ Chicken Fundraiser? In maybe six weeks? Our Tavern BBQ Master, Sid Mace, loves to cook meat! We'll keep you posted.

Thank you for your support! 



Saturday, June 20th -- Heathsville Farmers Market  -- MAYBE

If the Commonwealth of Virginia gets to Phase II soon, our Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, June 20th may be able to take place.

We'll Keep You Posted.


COVID-19 Appeal

Since health restrictions related to COVID-19 have been put in place, the Tavern has been forced to cancel ALL of our fundraising efforts. This includes Farmers Markets, Wine Fest, and an outdoor BBQ. The Tavern Gift Shoppe and Café are closed. This means we have NO MONEY coming in.

But the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has a life-line buried deep within. The act allows Americans to make charitable donations of up to $300 and take it off your 2020 taxes – even if you don't itemize your deductions!

To date,we have received $6650 in donations to help us make up for lost revenue. The Tavern has been touched by the generosity of our supporters during this stressful time.

So, if you haven't responded yet, can you make a donation to the Tavern? Here's a link allowing you to send money on-line: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/112574644767835624/charity/1779280

Or you can mail a check to the Tavern at: PO Box 579, Heathsville, VA 22473.

Thank you.


Grandparents Camp, Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10, 2020

STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS. You and your favorite young person will spend half day sessions with each guild. Every day you'll make a project and a memory!

$100 per adult/child couple. Morning and Afternoon sessions available. Ages 8 to 14. Call the office at (804) 580-3377 for details.

If health concerns dictate the cancellation of this program, you may receive a refund.

  Click here to download registration form.



"Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe and Tavern Café are temporarily closed

Our normal day of operation are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., but we're closed for the time being. We'll let you know when statewide restrictions allow us to re-open.





Want to Be a Vendor at the 2020 Heathsville Farmers Market?

We're not sure when our next farmers market will happen, but when it does, we're sure to have a lot of customers! Everyone will want to get out, socialize and spend money!

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


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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