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Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Forest
(4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a wonderful and little known place to visit. A mini Monticello. Many of Thomas Jefferson's inventions are on display and during the visit the guides do a great job of explaining why he built t...  more »
  • To be honest, I had never heard of this site before planning a trip to the area. It is easy to drive too once you are in the Forest area. The admission is $15 for adults, but you can purchase a combo ...  more »
  • This turned out to be a very informative visit to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest. Our docent was very good, explaining what we could and couldn't see in the house. The restoration process is painsta...  more »
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  • Delightful! We had a wonderful tour guide named Ann. She was very knowledgeable and answered our questions. We also met Gena and Kyle who were helpful. Everyone was welcoming and because we were on the first tour of the day, we got to meet several of the workers and grounds keepers. Thomas Jefferson would be pleased with the effort these fine folks put into Poplar Forest. :-)
  • Out of the way historic gem! Continuing restorations ensure that every visit holds something new. After hours tours and special programs are wonderful additions. We visit at least twice a year and are particularly fond of the Barrels, Bottles & Casks tour as well as the candlelight Christmas tour.
  • Nice place to learn a little extra history of Thomas Jefferson and his personal life outside of politics. The restorations of the house are very nice. Take the guided tour if you have the time.
  • As much as I enjoyed the beautiful grounds and learning about Thomas Jefferson's life and talents, I would have gotten much more from visiting Monticello. This estate did not have as much to offer as I expected. Renovations are still ongoing and ticket prices are high. It is, however, worth a visit for those living in the area.
  • If you want to know Thomas Jefferson; the man, then you'll want to experience Poplar Forest. It's truly a wonderful place that has been exceptionally well managed and maintained in recent years.