Afternoon Tea & History: "Jack Jouett's Overnight Ride"

 Afternoon Tea & History’ with local author & historian Rick Britton 

Join us at the Silver Thatch Inn--one of Charlottesville's most beautiful historic settings--for tea and an informal presentation with Rick as he brings to life the times and the people crucial to the structure of our Nation and of Virginia.  Reservations please, 434.978.4686. Groups welcome!

Lecture and Full Tea $45 per person     Lecture Only - $30 per person (non-refundable)

Saturday, May 19, 20181PM - 3PM "Jack Jouett's Overnight Ride"

Rick will speak on "Jack Jouett's Overnight Ride." Central Virginia's own Paul Revere, this young son of a tavern owner--during perhaps the Old Dominion's darkest hours--rode from Louisa County to Monticello and Charlottesville to warn Governor Thomas Jefferson and the state assemblymen that British dragoons were approaching. Come hear this fascinating true story, as well as its numerous associated myths and legends!


  • 3001 Hollymead Drive
  • Charlottesville, VA 22911

Region: Route 29 North

Located off Hwy 29 N in the Hollymead Community, Silver Thatch Inn is a quick 10 minute drive from Charlottesville Regional Airport, 6 miles from Downtown Charlottesville & a comfortable 15-40 minute drive to Monticello, Ashlawn Highland, Montpelier, award winning wineries & artisan breweries, and some of Virginia's best restaurants. Once a... more