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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, October 15th -- Season-Ending Heathsville Farmers Market

There are always a lot of reasons to visit Heathsville, but Saturday, October 15th is one of the best days to “Make It a Heathsville Saturday.” The entire community is coming together to offer a variety of fun shopping and things to do in conjunction with the Heathsville Farmers Market.

Special this month: Bring your pets to a Blessing of the Animals at 10 am, courtesy of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. At 10:45 am, watch a 19th Century Funeral Procession. The remains of Capt. Griffin Foushee, who built the Tavern hotel during the mid-1800's will be reinterred following a costumed funeral procession. His gravestone had been found in a local cornfield. Now, his remains will be given a place of honor in front of the Tavern.

Shop all your favorite vendors, selling local produce, gourmet peanuts and fancy BBQ sauce, flowers and nursery plants, baked goods, locally-made handcrafts and much more. We'll also have many new vendors.

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 Tavern Café offers a relaxing sit-down lunch. Don't miss the café's glazed donuts, hot out of the fryer! Or you can grab a bite at our food concession stand, located outside the "Tavern Meeting Building"; breakfast sandwiches available, too.

But elsewhere in the Heathsville community there are other big doings. You'll find interesting shops, attractions, eats and historical sites. Visit Ye Olde Book Shoppe, a used book store run by volunteers of the Northumberland Public Library. Browse the classy church thrift shop run by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Check out Kathy's Korner for unique treasures for the home. Pick up your Historic Heathsville Walking Map, and wander past homes and buildings from every century since the 1700's.

"Make It a Heathsville Saturday" takes place on the third Saturday of the month, April thru October. Each Farmers Market has a different theme.

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.

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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.

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Want to Be a Vendor at the 2022 Heathsville Farmers Market?

Thank you for your support in 2021 at the Heathsville Farmers Market! We are now accepting registrations for the 2022 season!

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

Click here to download a registration form for 2022. Call if you have any questions.

 

Contact

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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