Face the Forest 5K Obstacle Course Run

Join Poplar Forest for the 12th annual Face the Forest Obstacle Course 5K! Challenge yourself to beat the clock as you take on a 3.1-mile obstacle race through the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest plantation, encountering obstacles (and some mud) along the way! Entry fees will support children’s educational programming at Poplar Forest. The obstacle course race is open […]

Archaeology Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Tours are October 11th and 12th at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. An amateur archaeologist known to have studied Native American material culture, Thomas Jefferson would surely be fascinated by the more than 300,000 artifacts found on the Poplar Forest grounds since 1986. Join Poplar Forest’s archaeologists for a walking tour focused on the latest archaeological dig sites […]

Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Interested in being a vendor? Fill out an application below and send it to mary@poplarforest.org Winery Application Artisan Application Food Vendor Application Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact Laura Murphy for details at laura@poplarforest.org. Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Thomas Jefferson’s south lawn. Join Poplar Forest in […]

Holiday Candlelight Tours

Tours are December  5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the advent of the Christmas season in 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 […]

Daytime Holiday Tours

Tours are December 14, 19, and 21 at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy Poplar Forest decked out for the holidays on this special daytime tour that focuses on holiday traditions of the Jefferson time period. These hour-long, docent guided tours explore how Jefferson and his family celebrated the holidays and takes a look at how the holiday season impacted the enslaved community. […]