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Archaeology Behind The Scenes Tours

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An amateur archaeologist himself, Thomas Jefferson would surely be fascinated by the over 300,000 artifacts found on the Poplar Forest grounds since 1986. Join Poplar Forest’s archaeologists for a 90-minute walking tour focused on the latest archaeological dig sites and discoveries on the plantation; included is a visit to the Poplar Forest archaeology lab, which is typically closed to visitors. Admission is $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door; reservations are encouraged.

Tour dates are October 9th and October 10th with tours starting at 11am and 2pm each day.

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Archaeology Behind The Scenes Tours
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • Admission is $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door