History buffs with a passion for politics and a desire to step back in time will love every moment spent at Winter Weekends at Poplar Forest in 2020. Poplar Forest is a landmark brimming over with meaningful history. Built by Thomas Jefferson, Poplar Forest was once the prime retreat location of this historic figure. Here, Jefferson could find solitude and tranquility within a life otherwise bustling with public inquiries. Poplar Forest plantation was a place where Thomas Jefferson would come to simply relax, unwind, read and stroll along the extraordinary lawns that make up this residence. Today, Poplar Forest is maintained as a site for visitors to come and enjoy spending time in the very place Jefferson called his own. If you happen to find yourself here in the winter months, make the most of Winter Weekends: At Home with Mr. Jefferson.

Weekend Fun for All

Winter Weekends: At Home with Mr. Jefferson are hosted at Poplar Forest every Saturday and Sunday between January 18th and March 14, 2020. Admittance begins at 10:00 am each day of the event and lasts until 4:00 pm with the last group shown through at 3:00 pm. Admission to Winter Weekends is $18 for adults, $16 for Seniors and $6 for children ages 6 through 11. Those college students visiting with a valid school I.D. will be admitted for $10. Once your ticket is purchased, guests to Winter Weekends at Poplar Forest are invited to come on in and explore the home and grounds Jefferson once enjoyed. Time spent in the parlor overlooking the South Lawn of this residence is usually a highlight for visitors, particularly when paired with a complimentary cup of coffee or tea. Guests who take time to explore the lower level of the house will find a collection of exhibits and displays waiting to be browsed which feature a variety of aspects of Jefferson’s life both at Poplar Forest and beyond.

Parlor Talks

Saturdays of Winter Weekends are particularly special for guests as they have the option to enjoy participating in Parlor Talks. These talk topics in the home vary, but all are presented by subject experts looking to bring a particular piece of Jefferson’s legacy, era and influence to life for the audience. Talks are hosted in the parlor of the home and topics may include everything from hearth cooking and trail hiking to what it would have been like to grow up at Poplar Forest.

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