Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson's secluded retreat, now a National Historic Landmark. A mature and innovative architectural masterpiece, Jefferson designed the octagonal house at Poplar Forest during his second term as President of the United States. Jefferson sojourned to Poplar Forest between the ages of 66-80 to rekindle his creativity, spend time with his grandchildren and escape the crowds at Monticello.   Currently undergoing award-winning preservation, restoration and archaeology, Poplar Forest offers tours and special events.  Poplar Forest is in Bedford County, near Lynchburg and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is open daily from March 15 through December 30  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 4 p.m.

Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Poplar Forest is also open for weekends in January, February, and March from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 3 p.m. Group tours year-round, by appointment.


 $15/adult; $13/senior/military with ID; $7/ages 12-18 and college students; $3/ages 6-11; under 6 Free