Historic Lynchburg tavern dating back to 1815 is up for sale

Dates back to 1815 and believed Thomas Jefferson was a frequent patron

The historic tavern dates back to 1850.

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A historic tavern in Lynchburg is up for sale.

The Joseph Nichols Tavern dates back to 1815, and it’s believed Thomas Jefferson was a frequent patron.

William Holt is a preservationist and said he bought the building in 2015 because he’s a fan of America’s third president.

Holt had plans to restore and reopen the historic landmark last year, but lost the business due to declining health and COVID-19 restrictions.

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Tim Harfmann joined the 10 News team in September 2020 and works at the station's Lynchburg bureau.