The Retreat


Open Saturdays and Sundays for Winter Weekends from January 18 through March 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (gate closes at 3:00 p.m.). Regular daily admission resumes March 15 through December 30, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (last tour leaves at 4:00 p.m.).

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Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Ticket Details

Admission to Poplar Forest includes a guided house tour and self-guided grounds exhibits. Tickets may be purchased online or onsite in the Poplar Forest Museum Shop.

As part of the Blue Star Museums program, all active duty military and their families are free (up to 5 people, spouses and children only, must show military ID) from Armed Forces Day (3rd Saturday in May) through Labor Day (1st Monday in September).

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).

Ticket Types and Pricing



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


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


Youth (6–11)


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

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