Opening Day at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

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…

Opening Weekend Trail Hike

Thomas Jefferson was inspired by the natural beauty of the Poplar Forest landscape. In fact, he compiled much of the material for his only book, Notes on the State of Virginia, when he decamped to Poplar Forest to elude British capture in 1781. Join Dr. Eric Proebsting, the Director of Archaeology and Landscapes for an…