Where is Doswell?
The 2019 International Rally will be held July 20 – 27 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, Virginia, located just minutes from historic Richmond and Fredericksburg.
What is there to do in Doswell?
There are so many things to do close to Doswell, you may have trouble choosing! This area of Virginia is part of the Road to Revolution Trail – Patrick Henry, George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, and many more all lived within an hour and a half of Doswell. It is also on The Civil War Trail – the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, plus the White House of the Confederacy are less than 30 minutes away,
Historic homes, gardens, and landmarks are plentiful – Monticello, Mt. Vernon, Ginter Botanical Garden, and Maymont – to name a few. Museums of all sorts – Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the Marine Corp, the Poe Museum, Virginia Holocaust Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – are all close by. There are wineries, breweries, antique shops, theaters, even an Eobalaenoptera skeleton in the Caroline County Visitor Center! For family fun, Kings Dominion is right down the street.
Located just 8 miles from Meadow Event Park is Hanover Tavern.
A license for a tavern at Hanover Courthouse was issued in 1733. The earliest surviving section of the present Tavern was built in 1791. The Tavern is one of only a few surviving colonial era taverns in the United States. It has hosted such
historic figures as George Washington, Lord Cornwallis, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The tavern is mentioned is several travel accounts, including the memoirs of the Marquis de Chastellux, the diaries of George Washington and Dr. Robert Honyman, and the travel account by Benson Lossing, among others.
Since the 18th century, Hanover Tavern has served as a public gathering place offering food and hospitality for travelers. On the National Register of Historic Places, the Tavern was the home to Patrick Henry and was frequently visited by Revolutionary armies and Civil War troops. It is a stop on the Civil War Trails and the Road to Revolution (Patrick Henry) trail. Enjoy the beautiful gardens, Coach House, smokehouse, and self-guided audio tour. The Tavern offers a full service restaurant and pub. Hanover Tavern is a 200+ year-old building providing a unique setting for drama productions and musical concerts. There is a 155-seat theater which will be presenting “Forever Plaid” while we are there.
Come see Virginia!!!