The Retreat


Beginning July 2, 2020, Poplar Forest will be open daily for six scheduled tours per day (hourly from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Tours will be limited to a maximum of 10 people per tour. All visitors must maintain social distancing protocols and wear masks while on tours and in public buildings.

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Closed Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

NEW—Ticket Details

During the second phase of our reopening, we will expand to six guided tours offered daily 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 10 people. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance (online or over the phone) to ensure a spot on the tour. Before visiting, please click here to read our temporary visitor guidelines for health and safety.

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 tours, 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).

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

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