Constructed in 1796 using "heart" pine wooden dowels and hand-forged nails, Mahone's Tavern and Museum, is one of the oldest houses in Southampton County. Although during the 20th century, Mahone's Tavern made the transition from tavern to private residence, it's longstanding historical significance rivals that of many historical sites in Virginia.
Mahone's Tavern and Museum's historical, architectural, and archaeological recognition has earned it a place on the Virginia Landmarks Register. For all the history "buffs" who love to learn the history of the great state of Virginia and it's role in the Civil War , Mahone's Tavern is also listed as a designated site on the Virginia Civil War Trails Program. Mahone's Tavern and Museum has also been accepted into the National Register of Historic Places.