The original house was built in 1765 by Doctor Thomas Walker, explorer and pioneer. Tarleton, raiding to Charlottesville to capture Jefferson and the legislature, stopped here for breakfast, June 4, 1781. This delay aided the patriots to escape. Castle Hill was long the home of Senator William Cabell Rives, who built the present house.
Geographic Location: Albemarle County
Physical Description of Location: Rivanna, VA 22947. Located 1/2 of a mile northeast of the intersection of Rougemont Farm Road and Gordonsville Road on the left.
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