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Enjoy an Afternoon with George Washington and His Mother, Mary

Enjoy an Afternoon with George Washington and His Mother, Mary


Enjoy an Afternoon with George Washington and His Mother, Mary, at Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern

Experience history come to life at Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern on Saturday, February 17th, 3 pm, when re-enactors will portray Mary Washington and her son, George.

Ticket holders will be welcomed by Mary Washington as she awaits the arrival of her son, George, on the occasion of his birthday. A light buffet of some of Washington's favorite foods will be offered, as well as hot mulled port or apple cider.

"George Washington loved his port!" said Corinne Becker, director at Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern.
This engaging historical re-enactment will be held in period attire by candlelight. As George's mother, Mary, Heathsville resident Jan Beckett will humorously relate the story of Mary Washington's life and her sometimes contentious relationship with her son. George Beckett, Jan Beckett's husband, will portray George Washington.

"George Washington may have been president of the United States, but in many ways his life was no different than any son who has a demanding mother," Becker continued.

Tickets are $25. Seating will be limited. This one-time only event will be held in the Tavern Meeting Building, which is located directly behind Rice's Hotel Hughlett's Tavern.

Rice's Hotel / Hughlett's Tavern is located at 73 Monument Place in Heathsville, which is just off Route 360 behind the old Northumberland Courthouse. The Tavern is a nonprofit historic landmark run entirely by volunteers. It also includes a gift shoppe that sells locally-made handcrafts and a café serving light luncheon fare. Hours of operation are Thursday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information and tickets, visit RHHTFoundationinc.org, or call 804-580-3377. Tickets will also be sold at the Tavern gift shoppe.

This historical re-enactment program is held in conjunction with "NNK250", a consortium of Northern Neck attractions, engaged in commemorating the American Revolution's upcoming 250th Anniversary in 2026.


February 17, 2024 - February 17, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northumberland County

Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473

Category: Special Event
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