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The Day is Past & Gone: A Trilogy of Slave Life

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

Playwright Teresa Harris’s original drama returns to Jefferson’s south lawn for two performances only. Drawn from real-life experiences of the men and women who were enslaved at Poplar Forest, the trilogy explores the complexity of their lives and their struggles to survive. Join Harris, the cast and Poplar Forest’s archaeology and interpretation staff for a...

Recurring Event 1776 The Musical

1776 The Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

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...

Recurring Event 1776 The Musical

1776 The Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

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...

Recurring Event 1776 The Musical

1776 The Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

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...

Independence Day Celebration

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

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,...

Face the Forest 5K

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

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 competition...

Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, Forest, VA

Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. Join Poplar Forest in celebrating Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine with tastings from multiple regional wineries. Enjoy live music performances, graze on foods by local vendors and shop the artisan...

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