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Poplar Forest: Winter Weekends

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Image Credit: Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest

1542 Bateman Bridge Road

Forest, Virginia 24551-0419

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Winter Weekends

Now through March 13, 2022

Following a brief winter break, Poplar Forest reopens to the public for Winter Weekends on Saturdays and Sundays from January 15 through March 13, 2022. Visitors are invited to explore Jefferson’s villa retreat on an hour-long, docent-guided group tour, offered 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day, or take the Poplar Forest app audio tour at any time. Walk the grounds, visit the slave quarter site and browse the exhibits in the lower level of the house. 

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Designated a National Historic Landmark, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is an award-winning historic restoration in progress, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting Poplar Forest offers a unique opportunity to explore the personal world of Jefferson, and to learn about the people—both free and enslaved—“who labored for his happiness.” Polar Forest is committed to telling the full story of life at Jefferson’s retreat, including the immeasurable contribution of the enslaved community.

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