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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

SUNDAY, December 13th - Sunday Holiday Shopping Open House
Noon -  4pm

Savvy gift shoppers are invited to a Holiday Shopping Open House on Sunday afternoon, December 13th.

The Tavern's "Heritage Arts Center" Gift Shoppe is filled with unique locally-made artisan wares for sale. Tins of assorted Christmas cookies will also be for sale, homemade by the volunteers of the Tavern Culinary Guild.

You can expect to find hand-woven towels and placemats, quilted items, hand-woven baskets, hand-crafted jewelry, original artwork, hand-spun and knitted lace shawls, wooden ware, hand-wrought iron ware, funky painted accessories, handmade cards, and other stunning one-of-a-kind gift ideas.

Tavern volunteer shopkeepers can assist you in finding the perfect gift, and then wrap it as well. Artisans will also be on hand in their studios. See hand-weaving, spinning, quilting, woodworking and more.

Regular shopping days for the Tavern gift shoppe and Tavern Cafe´ are Thursday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

The Tavern Cafe´ will be closed Thanksgiving week, but the Gift Shoppe will be open on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28 for your shopping pleasure.

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´, hot open-faced sandwiches, 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 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.

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

We have special produres in place to help keep all of us safe during these challenging time. Tables are socially-distanced inside. Only take your face masks off to eat. Take-out is available -- call 804-580-7900.

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COVID-19 Appeal

Health restriction related to COVID-19 are gradually being lifted, but the effects are still being felt by the Tavern. Some of our biggest fundraisers of the year were canceled and the Tavern Gift Shoppe and Café were closed for 10 weeks. That really hurt us.

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 $10,100 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.

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Want to Be a Vendor at the 2021 Heathsville Farmers Market?

Thank you for your support in 2020 at the Heathsville Farmers Market!

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

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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