Public Archaeology Day

Join Poplar Forest’s Department of Archaeology and Landscapes for a day of discovery and community in celebration of the week of Juneteenth! Dig and screen for artifacts at the 1857 Slave Dwelling with our staff and archaeological field school students. Not a fan of dirt? Visitors can also wash artifacts and learn about the history of the dwelling and the […]

1776 the Musical

Revel in the revolutionary spirit of America’s Founding Fathers at Poplar Forest’s presentation of 1776—the Tony Award-winning comedy by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. View these events through the eyes of Ben (Franklin), Richard Henry (Lee), John (Adams) and Tom (Jefferson). Celebrate their contributions to […]

Independence Day Celebration

Thomas Jefferson held July 4th as “the only birthday I ever commemorate…” Bring your family and friends out to Poplar Forest, his Bedford County retreat, to celebrate the 248th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in historic style. Enjoy colonial-style entertainment, demonstrations by colonial artisans and craftspeople, archaeological displays, old-fashioned children’s activities, a reading of the Declaration […]