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December 2016

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 1 @ 5:30 pm - December 17 @ 5:30 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States

  Ring in the holidays with a magical candlelit tour of Mr. Jefferson’s cherished villa retreat dressed for the holidays with 19th-century panache. These very popular—and often sold out—after-hours tours offer an intimate look at what Thomas Jefferson and his family’s evenings might have been like. As visitors walk through the octagonal house, they’ll be entertained by anecdotes gathered from Jefferson’s letters and diaries. 5:30 p.m. tours are offered on the following Thursday evenings: —December 1 —December 8 (SOLD OUT) —December…

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Family Holiday Festivities with Father Christmas

December 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Bring the children (and the young-at-heart) to Poplar Forest between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm for a day filled with holiday merriment and to meet Father Christmas, as portrayed by actor Jeff Price. In addition to a special appearance by the 19th-century version of Santa Claus, visitors will enjoy cooking demonstrations and a variety of children’s craft activities focused on making period-appropriate holiday decorations. Admission is included with general admission and tickets can be purchased online here or upon arrival at the…

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January 2017

Winter Weekend Reflections: At Home with Mr. Jefferson

January 21, 2017 - March 12, 2017
Poplar Forest,
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551-0419 United States
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Saturdays and Sundays, January 21 through Sunday, March 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spend winter weekends relaxing and reflecting at Thomas Jefferson’s retreat. Read a book in the campeche chair, overlooking the south lawn as Jefferson once did; enjoy complimentary coffee or tea; or just explore the house and grounds at your own pace. Guides will be available to answer questions, and special archaeological artifacts from the collections will be temporarily on display. Self-guided tours are only $15 for Adults;…

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