Boykin's Tavern is temporarily closed for tours. 1/7/2021
Boykin's Tavern is named for Francis Boykin, who served as a lieutenant with Patrick Henry and later camped with George Washington at Valley Forge. Boykin inherited this land in 1780, as well as the house that had stood there since 1762. A smart businessman, he donated land for the Isle of Wight Courthouse of 1800. Union troops camped out on the lawn around the Tavern and the courthouse in the summer of 1864.
Boykin’s Tavern is available for free self-guided tours Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call 757-357-5182 (Monday-Saturday 9-5) to schedule.
Paid guided tours may also be scheduled with sufficient notice.