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Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 1 - December 16

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Tours at 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM each evening

Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style at Poplar Forest. Explore the president’s cherished hideaway by candlelight on this hour-long holiday tour. See how early Americans decorated with fresh greens for the holidays as your guide paints intimate portraits of the Jefferson family’s celebration and Christmas in the slave quarter, drawn from true stories and anecdotes discovered in Jefferson’s letters and diaries. The tour is followed by hot cider and cookies in the reproduction Jefferson-era kitchen. Admission is $25 per person. Reservations are required. Tickets will be on sale by October 14, 2022. 

2022 Tour Schedule:

  • Thursdays, December 1, 8 and 15
  • Fridays, December 2, 9 and 16
  • Saturday, December 3


December 1
December 16
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Poplar Forest
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States