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.
Rental & Program Hours
A Cup of Cheer: Walkerton Tavern Open House: Sat, Jan 28, 2-4:30pm
Warm up this winter season with some hot drinks and snacks from the past that were available in taverns and homes from the 1700s and 1800s. Discover the fascinating history of these historical hot beverages as you speak with costumed interpreters. Relax and enjoy musicians playing tunes from the 1800s. Explore Walkerton Tavern’s interesting history as a tavern, hotel, and private home. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Eyes in Henrico: Sat, Mar 18, noon-4pm
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)
- Sample Room Diagrams
- Walkerton Tavern Facility Reservation Guide
- Facility Reservation Application (Individual)
- Facility Reservation Application (Organization)
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.