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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

Saturday, April 20th -- Farmers Market, Wine Tasting Festival, and Earth Day Celebration!

"Make It a Heathsville Saturday"!

Yes, it's our season-opening Heathsville Farmers Market on Saturday, April 20th but there's lots more than just fresh produce! 

You'll want to shop all your favorite vendors, selling local meat, honey, flowers and nursery plants, baked goods, and locally-made handcrafts. We'll also have many new vendors.

In addition, there will be a whole section devoted to Earth Day and our Wine Fest.

Earth Day Celebration: Sponsored by NAPS (Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship), this section of the market will include special exhibits, vendors and activities -- all with an environmental theme.

Tavern Wine Tasting Festival: But by 11 a.m., it's time to start savoring the flavor of local Virginia wines. A number of local wineries will be on hand. Tickets will cost $12 at the gate, which includes an etched tasting glass .

The Farmers Market and Earth Day celebration are officially open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The WineTasting Festival will continue until 4 p.m. 

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 Tavern's Spinners & Weavers Guild have a studio on the second floor of the Tavern.

Inside the Tavern itself is our Tavern Café and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe. The shop has a huge variety of locally-made artisan wares. Our café offers a relaxing sit-down lunch. Or you can grab a bite at our food concession stand, located outside the "Tavern Meeting Building".

Then after you leave the market, check out Heathsville's other fun merchants: Kathy's Korner, Ye Old Book Shoppe, and St. Stephen's Thrift Shop. Take a tour of the old Northumberland Jail, courtesy of the Northumberland County Historical Society. Pick up your walking map of Historical Heathsville and stroll past three centuries of buildings.

For more information, call 804-580-3377.


     Signature Speaker Series

     Sunday, April 14th • 2 pm

The NNK250 Signature Speaker Series presents Dr. Julia King on Sunday, April 14 at the Tavern Meeting Building. Her presentation is entitled, "Finding Leedstown: What Archeology Reveals about this Remarkable Place."

Dr. King will speak about an unusual archeological discovery that was made in 1937 in Leedstown. The find led to similar discoveries in modern museums throughout the country and sparked intriguing questions about the history of the site.

Leedstown is now a quiet neighborhood in Westmoreland County, but during colonial times it was a thriving commercial river port. Its claim to fame in most history books has been as the site of the writing of the 'Leedstown Resolutions,' a precursor to our country's Declaration of Independence.

A professor of Anthropology at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Dr. King will show that the significance of Leedstown can be viewed in multiple contexts and goes back much farther than Colonial times.

The lecture begins at 2 pm and is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Formed in 2022, the NNK250 Coalition is composed of representatives from dozens of organizations across the Northern Neck engage in commemorating the upcoming 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution. Funding of the Signature Speakers Series is provided by the Virginia Humanities VA250 American Revolution Grants Program, and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.



Grandparents Camp, Monday - Friday, July 8 - 12, 2024

NOW 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!

$110 per adult/child couple. Ages 8 to 14. 

Click Here to Sign Up for Grandparents Camp

For any questions, call the office at (804) 580-3377.




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

Regular hours are 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, salads, scones, and sweet treats. There's a different menu every week!

Check out our Facebook Page for this week's menu.


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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 in the Tavern Café is made on-site in the Tavern's commercial kitchen by the volunteers of the Tavern Culinary Group. Eat in, outside on the verandah, or take-out!

For take-out -- call 804-580-7900.


Want to Be a Vendor at the 2024 Heathsville Farmers Market?

Thank you for your support in 2023 at the Heathsville Farmers Market!  Click HERE to download a registration form for our 2024 season.

Earth Day Celebration will take place at the first Farmers Market on Saturday, April 20th. Click here to download a registration form for this event. Call if you have any questions.

We have lots of great vendors, but could always use a few more!






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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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