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Architectural Restoration Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Poplar Forest

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Dates: November 1, 2020 to November 7, 2020
  • Times: Tours at 11am and 2pm each day
  • Admission: $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
    1542 Bateman Bridge Road
    Forest, VA 24551
  • Phone: (434) 534-8120
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7—TOURS AT 11 AM & 2 PM EACH DAY
Explore the architectural design, history and restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Palladian-style villa on this hour-long, behind-the-scenes tour guided by the architectural historian who has overseen the restoration since it began in 1989.

Join Travis McDonald, Poplar Forest’s Director of Architectural Restoration, on the tour and discover 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, as spots will be limited due to COVID-19 concerns.

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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