If you haven’t visited Poplar Forest, then you haven’t experienced Thomas Jefferson’s most personal, most mature architectural accomplishment.
Hailed as a masterpiece of landscape and architecture, your visit to Poplar Forest will shed new light on Thomas Jefferson’s creativity and curiosity, his enslaved community, and his private world.
Tour Jefferson’s retreat house to learn about its meticulously restored architecture, and what it tells us about daily life for one of the most prominent figures of the 19th century. View artifacts from the free and enslaved people who lived and worked at Poplar Forest. Experience the place that rekindled Jefferson’s creative spirit—and engage with your own.
Admission to Poplar Forest includes a guided house tour, by docent (when available) or app. Get more details on ticket types.
Tours & Exhibits
Explore the various tours and exhibits available to you during your visit to Jefferson's retreat home.
From the 18th century to today, learn about the incredible journey of the Bedford County plantation known as Poplar Forest.
Find your way to Jefferson’s secluded retreat in Bedford County, Virginia.
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