A Virtual Visit to Poplar Forest

We want to share the history of Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest with as many people as possible. To do so, we’ve assembled the content below for visitors to virtually explore Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest.

We invite you to enjoy and learn about the rich history of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest virtually, by exploring this “Virtual Visit” content. Follow these links to discover more about Jefferson’s life, his private retreat, and how an award-winning combination of history, preservation and restoration has today made Poplar Forest a National Historic Landmark.

Learning & Educational Resources

Uncover more details of Jefferson’s life, the lives of the enslaved people who labored for him, and the land where they lived. Plus, given Jefferson’s belief that knowledge was “the common property of all mankind,” explore our educational programs and resources for history students of all ages.

Virtual Talks & Tours

Learn even more about Jefferson’s retreat home and our shared history, through our growing collection of expert talks and lectures, along with up-close visual visits to some of Poplar Forest’s most intriguing elements.

Museum Shop

Your purchase from the Museum Shop helps support the restoration, archaeology and educational mission of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Give us a call at 434.534.8120 and we can take your order over the phone.

Stay Connected on Social

Stay connected with Poplar Forest on social media, for the latest news and updates about re-opening and re-scheduled events. Below, you’ll find links to our social media accounts—make sure you follow and ask your friends to do the same!

Poplar Forest continues to rely on the annual support of our many friends and visitors, whose gifts help us move forward and share Mr. Jefferson’s retreat with youth and adults all over the world.

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