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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, August 21st -- "Classic & Antique Car Show" at the Heathsville Farmers Market

There are always a lot of reasons to visit Heathsville, but Saturday, August 21st  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.

Members of the Northern Neck Corvette Club  and the Northern Neck Chapter of the Antique Auto Club of America will cruise in during this month's Heathsville Farmers Market.

Anyone who owns an antique or classic car is also invited to join the show. The public will be asked to vote for their favorite car/boat and the winner will receive a sack of homemade chocolate chip cookies. (We're calling this the "People's Choice Chocolate Chip Cookie Award"!)

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

The Northumberland Library's "Tech-Mobile" will also be on site and open for tours. "Big Blue," as the vehicle is affectionately called, it both an internet "hot spot" with computers, as well as a place to browse the latest books.

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 classy church thrift shops run by St. Stephen's Episcopal and Light of Christ Anglican. 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" will take place on the third Saturday of the month, April thru October. Each Farmers Market will have a different theme. Primis Bank is the major sponsor of this community-wide initiative.

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.

 

Stick Around after the August 21st Farmers Market for "Bingo for Quilts"!

"Bingo for Quilts" starts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 21st inside the "Tavern Meeting Building." All the prizes are quilted items made by members of the Tavern Quilt Guild. So stick around after the Farmers Market for an old fashioned game of bingo, where all the prizes are quilted!

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"Fun and Games" BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 11th!

Party outside under the "Big Top" tent while the sun goes down on Saturday, Sept. 11, 4 to 7 pm!

Musical entertainment will be provided by the very talented Gurleys! Chow down on BBQ pulled pork, sausage & chicken, made by our own BBQ Master, Sid Mace, plus hors d'oeuvres, salads, baked beans, and desserts. Beer and wine sold separately.

"Fun and Games" will include badminton, corn hole games, a silent auction, and maybe horseshoes!

 

Ticket Pricing

Help support the Tavern -- Eat BBQ!

Tickets are available online here or in person at the Shopkeeper's Desk at the Tavern (Thursday - Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm). Buy your tickets now and get ready to enjoy our "Fun & Games" BBQ!

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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 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 Barbara Brecher, who makes felted apparel, 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 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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Want to Be a Vendor at the 2021 Heathsville Farmers Market?

Thank you for your support in 2020 at the Heathsville Farmers Market! We're now accepting registrations for the 2021 season.

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

Click here to download a registration form for 2021. 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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