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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, Sept. 15th -- Heathsville Farmers Market . . . YES, we're having a market!

Yes, there may be a little rain, but the Heathsville Farmers Market will go on! Garners Produce will be here, as well as about a dozen other hardy vendors.

We've postponed the "Living History" section until the October 20th Farmers Market. (Didn't want to waste all those great historical groups coming on a rainy day!)

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. (But no donuts, boo-hoo!) You can also grab a breakfast sandwich at our food concession stand, located outside the "Transportation Museum Building", but come inside the Tavern for lunch.

The Heathsville Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Tavern Cafe´ and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe is open until 2 p.m.

For more information, call 804-580-3377.


Saturday, Oct. 6th -- "Burn the Mortgage" BBQ

Everyone would like to be mortgage free, and you can help us by eating BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 6th, 3:30 to 6:30 pm!

Tickets are $25 ($30 at the gate), which includes 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 entertainment this year will be provided by "Bill & Pam Gurley and 'Fiddlesticks' - they know how to put on a show! So you can party under the "Big Top" until the sun goes down!

Tickets are on sale NOW! Buy them here or at the shopkeeper's desk in the gift shoppe.

Help us "Burn the Mortgage"! (We're getting close!)


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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´, 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.


Want to Be a Vendor at the 2018 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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