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 & 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.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - A Big Day at the Tavern!
Join us for the season-opening Heathsville Farmers Market! You'll find lots of new vendors, as well as all your favorites. Enjoy lunch at our food concession stand and check out what our guilds have been up to since last year. Follow the smoke to the Forge to meet our blacksmiths; watch woodworking demonstrations at the Carriage House; enjoy spinning & weaving demonstrations on the second floor of The Tavern. Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., although many vendors will stay late for this event.
The Tavern Quilt Guild will be holding a Quilt Show and Sale in our "Transportation Museum Building" from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You'll see beautiful quilts and quilted items made by guild members; many will be for sale.
Concurrently, an Earth Day Festival, sponsored by NAPS, will be held as part of the Farmers Market. This event kicks off that morning with a 5K Road Race. In addition, special events are planned for kids and adults – all with an environmental theme. There will be music, environmental exhibits, and vendors in addition to the Farmers Market vendors. Click here for road race information and registration form. Never run a road race before? The Northumberland Family YMCA in Heathsville is offering a 5K Training Program. The "Y" will also be preside over a "Healthy Kids 1K Fun Run". Click here for information about the "Couch to 5K" program and the "Fun Run."
Also, our Northern Neck Wine Fest will take place that day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Savor the flavor of the wines of the Chesapeake Wine Trail and others. Entry costs $15 and includes a complimentary wine glass.
Like to be a vendor at our Earth Day Festival or one of our Farmers Markets? Click here!
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Our Kentucky Derby Party!
Kick up your heels at the best darn party on the Northern Neck, our Kentucky Derby Party! Enjoy a sumptuous spread of food, drinks and live bluegrass music. Bet on your favorite ponies, check out our silent auction, bid at our live auction, all the while you sip on mint juleps. Prizes awarded for best hat and boots. Then watch the race on a big screen TV. Invitations will go out in March. Tickets cost just $35 per person; $65 for a couple. To reserve your tickets, call the Foundation Office at 804-580-3377.
Grandparents Camp! July 6 - 10, 2015
Relive the joy of summer day camp with your favorite child at our Grandparents Camp! You'll spend a half-day session with each of the Tavern's artisan groups, making hands-on projects together. For more information, click here for our brochure. To download an application, click here.