Group Tours

Bring your group for a unique and inspiring experience at Poplar Forest. Explore Jefferson’s retreat house and learn about the lives and experiences of those who lived in the plantation’s enslaved community. We offer a variety of customizable tour options so you can tailor your visit to the specific interests of your group. Contact us for additional details on what options are available at the time of your tour.

Group Tour Details

Standard admission rates apply for groups of 10 persons or more and must be scheduled in advance. Groups of 20 persons or more receive the group admission rate:




Seniors (65+)


College Students / Teens (12–18)


Youth (6–11)


Looking to bring a student group to Poplar Forest? Our school tour programs offer active learning for grades 2-12.

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Group tour leaders and bus drivers receive complimentary tickets with groups of 20 or more. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please note: if your group has dropped below 20 on the day of the tour, the full admission rate will be charged ($23 for adults and $20 for seniors 65+).

The guided house tour takes approximately 45 minutes. An additional 20–25 minutes should be added to your tour time for the self-guided tour of the grounds, slave quarter site and exhibit areas, if desired. We suggest two hours be scheduled for the entire visit to allow for disembarking and boarding the bus, use of restroom facilities, the tour, and time for to visit the Museum Shop for gifts and souvenirs.

Combo Tickets to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA are not valid for group admission to either Poplar Forest or the D-Day Memorial. To schedule a group visit at the Memorial please contact their Director of Site Operations, Sandra Parece, at (540) 587-3619 or by email at

Ready to schedule your group tour?

Simply provide us with some basic information below and a staff member will contact you. If interested in booking a school group, please contact Kathy Kramer directly at or 434.525.0519.

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Group Tour Directions

Buses should use the service entrance on Foxhall Road for easier access. Upon arrival, buses may proceed to the museum shop parking area for visitor disembarking. After unloading, bus drivers will be directed to move the bus to the lower Bus/RV parking lot. Written directions to the property service entrance will be provided for the bus driver. If using GPS, our Service Entrance address is 687 Poplar Forest Drive, Forest, VA 24551. However, GPS will bring you from Rte. 221, Forest Rd., over what is locally known as “The Hump Back” bridge, which is a one-lane road not suitable for any vehicle larger than a 15-passenger van. Bus drivers should be given the directions included with the confirmation notice. Should the tour group be running late or need additional directions, please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120.

Group Tours Policy and Information Sheet

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