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Independence Day Celebration

July 4 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Thomas Jefferson held July 4th as “the only birthday I ever commemorate…” Bring your family and friends out to Poplar Forest, his Bedford County retreat, to celebrate the 247th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in historic style. Enjoy colonial-style entertainment, demonstrations by colonial artisans and craftspeople, archaeological displays, old-fashioned children’s activities, pony rides, a reading of the Declaration of Independence and more! Grounds admission to Independence Day festivities is $10 for adults (ages 16+); children 15 and under are free. Guided tours of the octagonal villa are available for an additional fee day-of only.


July 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free – $10.00
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July 4, 2023 Adult Ticket
This ticket is for attendees ages 16+ and is good for admission onto the grounds of Poplar Forest for our Independence Day Celebration. It does not include a tour of the villa.
$ 10.00
1500 available
July 4, 2023 Child Ticket
This ticket is for children ages 15 and under. Please indicate the amount of children attending when you purchase tickets so we have an accurate head count.
$ 0.00
1000 available