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Opening Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

  • Dates: March 15, 2021
  • Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Admission: $18 for adults; $16 for seniors (ages 65+) and military (must show ID); $10 for college students (must show ID) and teens (ages 12-18); $6 for youth (ages 6-11); and free for children under age 6 and Poplar Forest members
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
    1542 Bateman Bridge Road
    Forest, VA 24551
  • Phone: (434) 534-8110
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Poplar Forest reopens for daily visitation. Explore Jefferson’s Palladian-style villa on an hour-long guided tour; docents share true stories and anecdotes about the president’s lifestyle at Poplar Forest and that of his enslaved workers, gleaned from his letters and diaries as well as archaeological evidence found on the plantation grounds. Find additional insight into the world and life of Poplar Forest’s enslaved residents on the Enslaved Community Tours offered regularly from April through October, at no extra cost. Reservations are required, as tour groups are limited to a maximum of 10 people. Face masks and proper social distancing are required in buildings and on tours.

Admission to Poplar Forest includes a guided house tour and self-guided exploration of exhibits in the lower level of the house, the Wing of Offices, the ornamental grounds and slave quarter site. Admission fees: $18 for adults; $16 for seniors (ages 65+) and military (must show ID); $10 for college students (must show ID) and teens (ages 12-18); $6 for youth (ages 6-11); and free for children under age 6 and Poplar Forest members.

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 the date and time of an event.

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Opening Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
  • Forest, VA 24551
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  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • $18 for adults; $16 for seniors (ages 65+) and military (must show ID); $10 for college students (must show ID) and teens (ages 12-18); $6 for youth (ages 6-11); and free for children under age 6 and Poplar Forest members