The Retreat


Poplar Forest opens for Winter Weekends on Saturday, January 16, offering six scheduled, capacity-limited tours on Saturdays and Sundays only (hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) through Sunday, March 14. We will re-open for daily visitation on Monday, March 15.

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Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

We currently offer guided tours at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., with capacity strictly limited to a maximum of 5 people per tour. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance (online or over the phone) to ensure a spot on the tour. All visitors must maintain social distancing protocols and wear masks while on tours and in public buildings. Before visiting, please click here to read our temporary visitor guidelines for health and safety.

Private tours for groups of any size are available for $25 per person by scheduling at least 24 hours in advance. If you would like to schedule a private tour, please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 or email

Ticket Types and Pricing



Seniors (Age 65+),
Military (with ID)


Teen (12–18),
College Students (with ID)


Youth (6–11)


Admission to Poplar Forest includes a guided house tour and self-guided exploration of exhibits in the lower level of the house, the Wing of Offices, the ornamental grounds and the slave quarter site. Enslaved Community talks, which provide additional insight into the world and life of the enslaved residents, are offered at no extra cost when a docent is available. Tickets may be purchased online or onsite in the Poplar Forest Museum Shop.

Interested in visiting Poplar Forest and the National D-Day Memorial? Try the $20 combo ticket—a 33% discount over the regular admission price—that includes admission and tour at both Poplar Forest and the National D-Day Memorial. Call the Poplar Forest Museum Shop for details at 434.534.8120. (Note: D-Day Combo Ticket is not valid for group admissions which must be set up with Rebecca Nelson, or 402.230.9065).

NEW in 2020—GROUNDS Ticket

Enjoy a lower admission rate to tour the grounds and self-guided exhibits only. Ticket does not include a guided tour or access to the main level of Jefferson’s retreat. Grounds admission rates are $10 (ages 13+), $5 (ages 6-12) and Free (ages 5 and under). Grounds tickets are only available for purchase on-site in the Poplar Forest Museum Shop.

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

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