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, July 16th -- Heathsville Farmers Market! It's Kids Day!

There are always a lot of reasons to visit Heathsville, but Saturday, July 16th 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.

Shop all your favorite vendors, including FRANCO PRODUCE! Also Whitley's gourmet peanuts, local meat, eggs & organiz produce, CBD products from Village Farms, Mooch's BBQ Sauce, homemade baked goods, plants and seedlings, locally-made handcrafts and much more. We'll also have a number of new vendors.

This month's Market theme is KIDS DAY! All guilds will have kid-friendly activities for the "young 'uns." Make a wooden boat with the Woodworkers. Weave on a handloom with the Spinners & Weavers.

Forge a wrought iron hook with the Blacksmiths.Make cards with the Tavern Crafters inside the Tavern Meeting Building. Outside, play a fun game of corn hole, and be an archeologist at a special "dig".

At 10:30 am, pause to enjoy a half-hour performance by the bagpipers of the Kilmarnock District & Pipe Band Concert. At 11:30 am, the Berea Festival Dancers, a youth folk dance group from Berea, Kentucky, will give a dancing performance.

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 Quil Guild is inside their Studio, located on the first floor of the Tavern. The Spinners & Weaver Guild has their Studio on the second floor of the Tavern. 

Also inside the Tavern is our Tavern Cafe´ and "Heritage Arts Center" Gift ShoppeThe 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 new "Monkey Muffins," warm from the oven!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. 


Grandparents Camp, Monday - Friday, July 11 - 15, 2022

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 for additional information.


Click here to be put on the waitlist.

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 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 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.



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