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Archaeology Behind the Scenes Tours

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An amateur archaeologist, Thomas Jefferson would surely be fascinated by the more than 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, including a rare up-close look at some of the artifacts in the Poplar Forest Archaeology Lab. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door; reservations are encouraged as spots on the tour are limited.

Tours are Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th at 11am and 2pm each day.

Please note: all visitors are required to maintain social distancing protocols and wear masks while on tours and in public buildings. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 protocols, all dates are subject to change; please visit www.poplarforest.org to confirm date and time of an event.

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Archaeology Behind the Scenes Tours
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551-0419
  • to
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • $20 in advance, $25 at the door
  • Recurring daily