For Thomas Jefferson, the second time was the charm

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Designed and built as his private retreat home, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is today viewed as one of his most extraordinary achievements—a National Historic Landmark, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an award-winning historic restoration in progress.

Hailed as a masterpiece of landscape and architecture, your visit to Poplar Forest will shed new light on the creativity and curiosity of Jefferson’s daily life, along with that of the enslaved community—”who labored for his happiness.” View artifacts from the people who lived and toiled at Poplar Forest. Experience the place that rekindled Jefferson’s creative spirit—and engage with your own.

Explore the tours and exhibits available at Thomas Jefferson's retreat house.

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See how the restoration of Poplar Forest is shedding new light on its owner.

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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is open daily for guided tours through December 30.

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