Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
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Listed on the National Historic Landmark, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest was huge plantation and retreat home for America's 3rd President. The edifice's architecture, which is considered a fine example of neo-classical architecture, was designed by Jefferson himself. This architectural wonder is…
The National Historic Landmark 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."
Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson's summer home. It is a unique, octagonal house, with beautiful wood work. It has a huge wine cellar and often there are special services and activities on the property of many acres.
You’re invited to go inside Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat, the home of his most personal architectural creations and the site of his individual pursuit of happiness. Poplar Forest is open daily from 3/15-12/30 (closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), from 10 AM- 5…