Mother’s Day at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Sunday, May 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Treat mom to a special visit to Poplar Forest this Mother’s Day: tour the octagonal villa that Thomas Jefferson designed and built as his private retreat and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of his ornamental garden and the natural landscape in full spring bloom. Admission is free for mothers, all day!

Admission to Poplar Forest includes a guided house tour, self-guided tours of the grounds exhibits and the Enslaved Community Tours (when offered): $15 for adults; $13 for seniors (ages 65+) and active military (must show ID); $7 for college students (must show ID) and youth ages 12–18; $3 for youth ages 6–11; and free for children under age 6 and Poplar Forest members.  

 Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is located at 1542 Bateman Bridge Road in Forest, Virginia. For directions, please visit For more information or to make reservations for an event, please call The Museum Shop at 434.534.8120 or visit


  • Occurred Sunday, May 8th, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551

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