RECREATION & PARKS
This restored 1825 historic tavern serves as a facility for programs and special events. The building, gazebo, and garden area are available for private rental. Walkerton Tavern is a unique facility perfect for everything from a business meeting or retreat, to an afternoon reception with your friends or serving as the backdrop for a beautiful wedding. Walkerton Tavern is located in the historic Mountain Road corridor. A variety of classes and events are offered for both children and adults throughout the year. Parking for programs and events at Walkerton Tavern is available in the parking lot shared with The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen.
Constructed in 1825 for John Walker, the Tavern served travelers along Mountain Road. It is architecturally notable for its hinged, swinging, two-segment partition that was used to enlarge an upstairs room to accommodate guests. From 1857 to 1941, Walkerton was the home of the Hopkins family. The Bowles family purchased the home in 1941 and sold it to S. Douglas Fleet in 1986. Mr. Fleet sold the property to Henrico County who opened it to the public in 2005. National Register Historic Site.
Hours of Operation
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Click here for programs offered at Walkerton Tavern.
To view a complete list of Recreation programs and register online, visit HCRP Connect.
Registration is required in advance for all programs with a fee.
Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration
Sat, Dec 6, 2:30-5pm, Historic Sites along Mountain Road
Mountain Road is ready for the holidays! Spend the afternoon touring several of our sites and celebrating the season. Trolley rides from site to site will make traveling part of the fun !Henrico History Explorers program participants will receive a stamp for their passport at each of the celebrating sites. Information: 501-2130.
Courtney Road Service Station: Step back to a time of impromptu social gatherings at Courtney Road Service Station. Listen to period Christmas music on a phonograph player and take a peek at artifacts on exhibit. Visit with the mechanic and admire antique vehicles of the era for photo opportunities. Information: 501-2130.
Meadow Farm Museum: Take a tour of Meadow Farm and join St. Nick as he reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by the fireside. Learn the traditions of Christmas as you tour the historic farmhouse. Information: 501-2130.
Virginia Randolph Museum: Pass by Forest Lodge Cupola on the way to Virginia Randolph Museum where guests can make a handmade holiday craft and enjoy museum tours of this iconic educator and her achievements. Information: 261-6898.
Walkerton Tavern: Enjoy musical sounds of the season as you mingle with tavern guests at Walkerton Tavern. This open house includes tours of the Tavern with craft activities and special music. Information: 261-6898.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen: A special ending to this day of holiday festivities is the annual tree lighting ceremony at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Enjoy holiday music and a toasty bonfire as the celebration begins at 4:30pm. Information: 795-2334.
Areas available for rent include the first floor, the second floor, the caterer’s kitchen, and the garden and gazebo. The parking lot (shared with The Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center) has a capacity of 200 vehicles.
- Parlor: 12 (maximum capacity)
- Dining Room: 11 (maximum capacity)
- History Room: 12 (maximum capacity)
- Long Room: 44 (maximum capacity)
- Side Room: 15 (maximum capacity)
- Map Room: 16 (maximum capacity)
Gardens and Gazebo: 200 (maximum capacity)
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