Built c.1735 and rich in central Virginia history
Boswells Tavern is not only a fine example of a rare intact structure from the mid-1700's colonial period... it remains as a residence, small farm, & an important chapter in U.S. history. Built circa 1735 on part of the expansive Nicholas Meriwether grant by his grandson Nicholas Johnson, the structure is located between Charlottesville and Richmond in a scenic historic area. History buffs can sleep where Lafayette slept. There's a lovely pond on the 75 acres too.
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Pond and Acreage
Peaceful Pond on 75 acres
One of Several Fireplaces
Boswell's Tavern was the site where Lafayette headquartered in June 1781 on his way to intervene between Cornwallis and military stores in Albemarle County of Central Virginia.
Rich in 1781 history, see notes
Boswell's Tavern is a comfortable residence currently being used as a cattle farm.
Smokehouse Behind Manor Home
Some original hardware still exists on the interior and exterior doors.
Foyer and Wood Floors
|Heated Sq. Ft.
Details of Boswell's Tavern
Boswells Tavern is both a comfortable residence & small farm, as well as an important chapter in the history of the founding of the United States of America. Built circa 1735 on part of the expansive Nicholas Meriweather grant by his grandson Nicholas Johnson, the structure was from the outset intended as a tavern. This is an indication of the importance of this location on what was at that time the frontier's edge of the Virginia colony. Boswells Tavern currently operates as a cattle farm.
Archived in August, 2013
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