Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

An aerial shot of Poplar Forest. (Les Schofer)
An aerial shot of Poplar Forest. (Les Schofer)
1548 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551
Region Central Virginia
Locality Bedford
Phone: (434) 525-1806
Fax: (434) 525-7252

Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson's secluded retreat, now a National Historic Landmark. A mature and innovative architectural masterpiece, Jefferson designed the octagonal house at Poplar Forest during his second term as President of the United States. Jefferson sojourned to Poplar Forest between the ages of 66-80 to rekindle his creativity, spend time with his grandchildren and escape the crowds at Monticello. Currently undergoing award-winning preservation, restoration and archaeology, Poplar Forest offers tours and special events. Poplar Forest is in Bedford County, near Lynchburg and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is open daily from March 15 through December 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 4 p.m.

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Poplar Forest is also open for weekends in January, February, and March from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. Group tours year-round, by appointment.

Admission Fee: $15/adult; $13/senior/military with ID; $7/ages 12-18 and college students; $3/ages 6-11; under 6 Free

Last Updated: 7/14/2014 11:11 AM
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