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13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
(Route 301)
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-5050


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May 3, 2017

The Willow Creek Band, from the Richmond area of Virginia, is known for its tight vocal harmonies and rousing instrumentals. The band performs a variety of Bluegrass, Americana, and Gospel music for a wide range of audiences such as festivals, …

Start: May 3, 2017 7:00 pm
End: May 3, 2017 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
May 10, 2017


Join us one Wednesday each month for an evening walking tour of Hanover Tavern to learn about the spirits who lurk in the shadows of this centuries-old building…


Space is limited—advance tickets required

Next tours: Wednesday, May 10

Start: May 10, 2017 8:00 pm
End: May 10, 2017 10:00 pm
May 13, 2017

Investigate the haunting stories that have plagued Hanover Tavern and the Courthouse complex for nearly three centuries.  Led by Transcend Paranormal, we will be investigating locations with a unique vantage point to significant events in American history.

Investigation Locations


Start: May 13, 2017 10:00 pm
End: May 13, 2017 10:00 pm
May 14, 2017

Main Buffet

She Crab Soup
Mixed Green Salad – with melon, blueberries, pearl mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette
Hashbrown Potatoes
Braised Lamb Shanks – with garlic and fresh mint
Breakfast Sausage Links
Shrimp and Grits – in sherry cream sauce
Yogurt Parfait …

Start: May 14, 2017
End: May 14, 2017
May 21, 2017

Experience the timeless music, dance and authentic tastes of Scotland at a traditional three-course afternoon tea. Walk with us through the ancient stones, thistle and heather to feel the romance of  Scotland of long ago.  As we slip through the …

Start: May 21, 2017 2:00 pm
End: May 21, 2017 4:30 pm
July 10, 2017

July 10-14, 2017

Hanover Tavern Foundation presents a summer day camp for students ages 9-12 who are passionate about history. Through interacting with our unique historic site, living history characters, and plenty of hands-on activities, campers will learn all about …

Start: July 10, 2017 9:00 am
End: July 14, 2017 3:00 pm
August 15, 2017

The Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission was created by the General Assembly to plan, develop, and carry out programs and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 75th anniversary of …

Start: August 15, 2017 7:00 pm
End: August 15, 2017 8:00 pm
September 23, 2017

Dr. John Maass will guide us on a second bus tour following Lord Cornwallis’s invasion of Virginia during the southern campaign of the Revolutionary War.

Stops include:

~North Anna River

~Brown’s Ordinary (site)


~Ground Squirrel Bridge

~Dandridge’s Plantation

~Goochland …

Start: September 23, 2017 9:00 am
End: September 23, 2017 5:00 pm
November 11, 2017

Dr. John Maass will guide us on a bus tour following Banastre Tarleton’s march to capture Thomas Jefferson and Jack Jouett’s famous ride to warn Jefferson of the danger during the southern campaign of the Revolutionary War.

Stops include:

~Cuckoo …

Start: November 11, 2017 9:00 am
End: November 11, 2017 5:00 pm
November 14, 2017

Chris Semtner will explore connections between Hanover Tavern, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Sarah Elmira Shelton House in Ashland as part of his talk on November 14. Chris Semtner is an internationally exhibited artist, author, and curator who lectures about …

Start: November 14, 2017 7:00 pm
End: November 14, 2017 8:00 pm