Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Alyson Ramsey
Main Address:
PO Box 419
Forest, VA 24551
GPS Address
1776 Poplar Forest Parkway
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Holiday Candlelight Tours

Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season with Jeffersonian style at Poplar Forest. Explore the president’s cherished hideaway by candlelight on this hour-long holiday tour. See how early Americans decorated with fresh greens for the holidays as your guide paints intimate portraits of the Jefferson family’s celebration and Christmas in the slave quarter, drawn from true stories and anecdotes discovered in Jefferson’s letters and diaries. The tour is followed by hot cider and cookies in the reproduction Jefferson-era kitchen. Admission is $25 per person. Reservations are required.

2022 TOUR SCHEDULE: Tours at 5:30 and 6:30 each night
Thursdays, December 1, 8 and 15
Fridays, December 2, 9 and 16
Saturday, December 3


1776 Poplar Forest Parkway
Lynchburg, VA 24502
United States


December 1, 2022 - 5:30pm to December 16, 2022 - 7:30pm