Poplar Forest is a plantation and retreat home in Forest, Bedford County, Virginia that belonged to Founding Father and third U.S. president Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson inherited the property in 1773 and began designing and working on his retreat home in 1806.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poplar_Forest
Designated a National Historic Landmark, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is an award-winning historic restoration in progress, nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting Poplar Forest offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories of Jefferson's family, the free and enslaved craftsmen who built the historic masterpiece and the ...
Poplar Forest is a plantation and retreat home in Forest, Bedford County, Virginia that belonged to Founding Father and third U.S. president Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson inherited the property in 1773 and began designing and working on his retreat home in 1806.
A getaway home for Thomas Jefferson, Lynchburg’s Poplar Forest is a shadow of what Charlottesville’s Monticello offers. In all fairness, Poplar Forest is still under renovation and has yet to be furnished. If in the area, drop by to be exposed to a lesser known piece of Jefferson’s history.
Poplar Forest, State Route 661, Forest, Bedford County, VA. Measured drawings and photographs of Poplar Forest produced by the Historic American Buildings Survey. Look for further sources on Poplar Forest in the Thomas Jefferson Portal.
Poplar Forest’s design shows the influence of ancient Roman, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century French and English architecture. It was the first octagonal house in America and one of the few houses built to Jefferson’s designs that survive. It was also an intimate place where Jefferson spent time with his family. After Jefferson’s death ...
Poplar Forest is located on Rte. 661 (Bateman Bridge Rd.) at 1548 Bateman Bridge Rd. southwest of Lynchburg, VA. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Click here for the National Historic Landmark registration file: text and photos. For more information visit the Poplar Forest website or call 434- 525-1806.
Currently undergoing award-winning preservation, restoration and archaeology, Poplar Forest offers tours and special events. Group tours year-round, by appointment, or tour online to get a sense of why you should visit. 1776 Poplar Forest Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502, USA.
Visit Poplar Forest. Poplar Forest is open daily (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from March 15 through December 30 for docent-guided or self-guided tours. Docent-guided tours are currently offered four times daily as docents are available. Masks are recommended for all visitors regardless of vaccination status in buildings and on tour.