Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest will open to the public daily beginning Friday, March 15. Come and explore the house and grounds that Thomas Jefferson’s built as his personal retreat. Each year, visitors come to Poplar Forest to see the newest archaeological discoveries and latest restored architectural features, and to experience the enduring legacy of Thomas Jefferson
WHEN: Beginning Friday, March 15, Poplar Forest will be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through December 30. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
WHERE: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is located at 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA 24551-0419.
WHAT: Tour the house to learn about architecture, preservation and life in the early 19th century. See ongoing excavation and view artifacts from the enslaved community that lived and worked at Poplar Forest. Discover Jefferson’s vision for his gardens, ornamental plantings and farm at as it emerges through archaeology. Enjoy special events each year, including musical performances, historical theater, and lectures.
A visit to Poplar Forest will deepen your understanding of Thomas Jefferson. It is at this getaway that he focused on his personal pursuit of happiness— and created a distinctly personal place.
Tours will be available to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are not required.
Adults are $14.00; Seniors, ages 60+, are $12.00; Active Military are $12.00; College Students are $7.00; Youth 12-18 are $6.00; Youth 6-11 are $2.00 and under age 6 are free.
Tours for groups of 20 or more are available year-round by appointment, at a discounted rate. Please contact Gena Morris at (434) 534-8110 to schedule a group tour.
For more information or questions, please call our Museum Shop at (434) 525-1806 or go to our website, www.poplarforest.org.
Poplar Forest is a National Historic Landmark recently added to the United States nominations to become a World Heritage Site. The property is regarded as an important example of historic restoration and archaeological research, and is open for tours, events and school programs daily March 15 through December 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Poplar Forest is also open for “Winter Weekends” mid-January through mid-March. Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, visit www.poplarforest.org or call (434) 525-1806.
March 8, 2013
Kelcey Thurman, Director of Communications
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