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
1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551

What We Do

Step inside Thomas Jefferson’s private retreat, his most personal architectural creation and the place where he came to rekindle his creativity and fulfill his individual pursuit of happiness. Explore the meticulous, state-of-the-art restoration of Jefferson's octagonal retreat and surrounding landscape, learn about archaeological discoveries and ongoing research as we uncover new knowledge about Thomas Jefferson and the free and enslaved people who formed the community at Poplar Forest.

Interesting Info

Poplar Forest is one of only two homes Thomas Jefferson designed for his personal use.
Poplar Forest is designated a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior.
Poplar Forest welcomes 27,000 visitors annually from throughout Virginia, the United States and around the globe.

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