The Corporation for Jefferson’s Poplar Forest works to preserve Jefferson’s plantation and retreat for the educational and cultural benefit of the public, and to inspire people to address the issues of today with Jefferson’s spirit of creativity and curiosity. Jefferson enjoyed “the solitude of a hermit” at his year-round retreat near Lynchburg, Virginia. At the heart of this 4,800-acre plantation in beautiful Bedford County, Jefferson built his final, personal architectural masterpiece — an octagonal house surrounded by an elaborate villa landscape. The rescue of this National Historic Landmark began in 1984, and today you can watch the state-of-the-art restoration under way.
Address: P.O. Box 419
Forest, VA 24551