Founding Father. Author of the Declaration of Independence. Third President. Thomas Jefferson was all of these. He also was an avid reader, an inventor, a farmer, and a doting grandfather.
This is the story of his life at his most private place.
Part architectural masterpiece, part engineering marvel and part work of art. Poplar Forest is more than Thomas Jefferson’s personal retreat.
It is the living embodiment of Jefferson’s genius: blending landscape and architecture, the first octagonal home in America is one of only two homes he designed and built for his own use.
More than 200 years after its founding. America has precious well-kept secrets.
This is one of them. A National Landmark and U.S. candidate for nomination as a World Heritage Site, Poplar Forest tells the story of one of the most important figures in American history.