Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Summer Home: Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson built a beautiful home near Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1773, Thomas and Martha Jefferson inherited Poplar Forest – a 4,819-acre plantation – from Martha’s father. In 1806, Jefferson began construction on the home he designed, took up residency until 1809, and made frequent visits to the property until 1828. The structure is true to Jeffersonian architecture, closely resembling traits from Jefferson’s Monticello in nearby Charlottesville.

Ticket Type    Price
Adults   $14.00
Seniors (age 60+)   $12.00
Military (with ID)   $12.00
College Students   $7.00
Youth 12-18   $6.00
Youth 6-11   $2.00
Under 6    Free
  • www.poplarforest.org
  • 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest, VA
  • (434) 525-1806
  • Open 7 days a week (10 am – 4 pm) from March 15 – December 30 (except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day)

Photo credit: Poplar Forest

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