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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, February 11th - Valentine's Shopping Open House!

Looking for something special for your sweetie for Valentine's Day?

A Valentine's Shopping Open House will be held at the Tavern's Heritage Arts Center Gift Shop between 10 am and 2 pm on Saturday, February 11.

You'll find an array of Unique, Hand-Crafted Gifts and cards, all created by local artisans and artists. See hand-woven towels and placemats, quilted items, hand-woven baskets, hand-crafted jewelry, original artwork, hand-spun and knitted lace shawls, hand-turned wooden bowls, hand-wrought iron ware, funky painted accessories, and more.

Enjoy Free Gift Wrap too. Artisans will be on hand in their studios. See hand-weaving, spinning, quilting, woodworking and more.

Stop in for a special Valentine Lunch in the Tavern Café. It will be "Chocolate Heaven"! Specialty Handmade Boxed Chocolates will also be for sale.

For more information, call (804) 580-3377.


Take-out BBQ Fundraiser on SUNDAY, March 12, 4 to 6 pm

We're doing it again, because we've been missing Sid's BBQ!

Buy buy meals on-line (see links below) or in person at the Tavern Gift Shoppe, Thursday - Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. Meals MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE!

There will be Sid Mace's lip-smacking pulled pork, BBQ sauce and "Jack Daniels" baked beans, Tavern-made potato salad and coleslaw, a bun and brownies for dessert.

Pre-buy the number of meals you want. Then pull-up in front of the Tavern between 4 and 6 pm on SUNDAY, March 12, present your printed receipt and our volunteers will bring your meals right to your car!

Help Support the Tavern -- Eat Take-out BBQ!


BBQ Take-out Meals



Grandparents Camp, Monday - Friday, July 10 - 14, 2023

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!

$100 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.

Visit Tavern Café in Heathsville, VA on Facebook.

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.

We have two new artisans who taken up residence. Come visit with Diane Crowley, who makes exquisitely unique jewelry, and Julie Hendrickson, who makes wood-burned jewelry, face masks and other clever gift ideas.

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

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



Want to Be a Vendor at the 2023 Heathsville Farmers Market?

Thank you for your support in 2022 at the Heathsville Farmers Market! We are now accepting registrations for the 2023 season!

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

Click here to download a registration form for 2023. Call if you have any questions.



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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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