Area Events

  • Poplar Forest Candlelight Tour

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Experience the ways in which Mr. Jefferson and his grandchildren, who often accompanied him on his visits to Poplar Forest, may have spent their evenings by participating in a rare candlelit tour of the plantation house. As you walk through the house, you’ll be entertained by anecdotes gathered from Jefferson's letters and diaries. Highlights of the rooms include the East Bedchamber—where his grandchildren slept and from which they walked out onto the terrace for evening strolls with the owls and bats—and the Parlor, with period furnishings, where Jefferson would have kept his library. Visit his kitchen to see an interpretive, period-style cooking demonstration, or do some early holiday shopping in the Museum Shop, which will be open until 7:00 p.m. for your convenience. Tour beings at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Please call the Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 to reserve a place.
  • 6th Annual Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Raise a glass with Mr. Jefferson as we celebrate his passion for wine at our 6th annual wine festival from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Featuring Virginia wineries, artisans, local food vendors and music, this is an event not to miss. Tickets available Summer 2014.

  • Thomas Jefferson Holiday Open House

    Sunday, December 14, 2014
    Enjoy the beauty of Mr. Jefferson’s cherished retreat decorated for the holidays with Federal period-inspired decorations crafted from natural materials found on the plantation between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Admission is free when you bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Daily Bread in Lynchburg or for our furry friends at the Bedford Humane Society.

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