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Architectural Restoration Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Poplar Forest

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Explore the architectural design, history and restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian-style villa. This hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour is guided by Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, who has overseen restoration since it began in 1989.

You’ll learn how the restoration architects, architectural historians and craftsmen are meticulously restoring Jefferson’s vision for the “best dwelling house in the state.” Admission is $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door; reservations are encouraged.

Tours are May 3rd and May 9th with tours starting at 11am and 2pm each day.

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Architectural Restoration Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Poplar Forest
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday