Historic Smokehouse Returns to Hanover Tavern
December 10, 2012

Hanover, VA — On December 10, 2012 the Hanover Tavern Foundation successfully moved a 19th century smokehouse back to the Tavern grounds. The smokehouse was originally constructed and used at the Tavern, but was moved in the 1930’s to “Nutshell”, a farmhouse, located just behind the Hanover County complex.

“We wanted to bring the Smokehouse back to its original home,” said David Deal, Executive Director of the Hanover Tavern Foundation. The smokehouse was used to cure, preserve, and store meat. Once restored, it will enhance the interpretation of the historic site, which, during the 18th and 19th centuries, had multiple service outbuildings such as a kitchen, dairy, barns, and stables. The grounds around the smokehouse will be used to teach children about vegetable gardening and healthy eating.

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