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Holiday Candlelight Tours

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Tour Mr. Jefferson’s cherished hideaway decorated for the holidays on these hour-long tours. Step into Christmas past and experience the villa by candlelight while your guide shares true stories gathered from Jefferson’s letters and diaries, about the ways the Jefferson family and their enslaved workers spent the holidays. Find out what foods they may have enjoyed at their holiday meals and how they were prepared in the restored Jefferson-era kitchen. Admission is $25 per person; reservations are required.

2021 Tour Schedule. Tours at 5:30 and 6:30pm each evening:

-Thursdays, December 2, 9, 16
-Fridays, December 3, 10, 17
-Saturday, December 4

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 to confirm date and time of an event.

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Holiday Candlelight Tours
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551-0419
  • to
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • $25 per person
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday