Central Virginia's Home for  HISTORY • DINING • THEATRE
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
(Route 301)
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-5050


Our Story

In 1990, the non-profit Hanover Tavern Foundation bought the Tavern and 3.5 acres from the Barksdale Theatre owners and began to raise the needed money to stabilize and restore the aging building. The Foundation’s goal was to restore, preserve and utilize the Tavern as an historical, educational, community and cultural resource center for the general public. After successful fundraising campaigns and completion of the restoration, the building reopened to the public in 2005.

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Jane Austen Tea

Posted on: 7/20/2017

Afternoon tea in English Regency Style (1815) features costumed servers and a visit from Miss Austen herself. Each guest may sample several teas along with

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Posted on: 6/27/2017
5k Race Music

Hanover Tavern Foundation invites you and your family to the second annual Hanover AutumnFest, Saturday, September 30. This daylong community event features a 5K race

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Legacy Seat Campaign

Posted on: 6/4/2017

Tavern Foundation has great news to report!!  The Lipman Foundation has awarded a one-to-one $75,000 challenge grant to help us finalize the $2 million “

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Building Our Future Campaign Reaches 1 Million Dollar Milestone

Posted on: 11/20/2014

On November 17, Dominion Virginia Power presented the Hanover Tavern Foundation with a  $7,500.00 check, bringing the total dollars  raised to over a million dollars.

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We Need Your Support!

The Tavern would not be what is today without the generosity of people like you, whether it be your time or your financial support.  Help us ensure the future of this historic and community treasure by continuing to support our efforts:

Membership contributions support the maintenance and preservation of our remarkable building as well as enable further growth of educational and community events for your friends,

Your generous contribution will be used to fund everything from educational programs to exhibitions at the Tavern. It will help provide the materials needed to

Make lifelong friends, provide critical support and maintain the Tavern!

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