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.
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All ages. Get inspired by the photographs of the past in this unique and fun art exhibit opportunity. Explore old photographs from one of Henrico County’s historic sites while re-creating specific pictures with your own unique and modern view.
Retro Photo Instructions: Below is a link to Walkerton Tavern historic photos. Please use one of the photos below as inspiration. There is no limit to the creative process, so please try anything. Ideas include creating an exact modern copy, scanning the photo and adding digital designs, or simply using the photo to springboard an entirely new piece. The sky is the limit. We just ask that you e-mail a copy of your photograph to email@example.com by April 15 for a special exhibit display at Walkerton Tavern. Happy creating! Exhibit Opening: April 29, 5:30-7:30pm. Exhibit duration: May 2-6.
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.