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

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Teresa Harris’s original drama returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. A trilogy drawn from the real-life experiences of men and women enslaved at Poplar Forest, the dramatic presentation explores the complexity of their lives and their struggles to survive. A Q&A with Teresa Harris, the cast and Poplar Forest’s archaeologists follows the performance. Bring your […]

$4 – $15

NC Trail Days

Elkin 257 Standard St, Elkin

Join us this Spring for the annual North Carolina Trail Days Festival, a multi-day festival celebrating the great outdoors, the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and our local trails with activities and adventures all weekend long! The festival kicks off Thursday, June 3rd, and runs through Saturday, June 6th. NC Trail Days will be held every first […]

Free

1776, The Concert Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Revel in the revolutionary spirt 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 […]

$4 – $18

1776, The Concert Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Revel in the revolutionary spirt 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 […]

$4 – $18

1776, The Concert Musical

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Revel in the revolutionary spirt 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 […]

$4 – $18

K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs at Tweetsie Railroad

Tweetsie Railroad 300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln, Blowing Rock

These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at halftime shows and on television. Don’t miss them live at Tweetsie Railroad! Shows at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. First-come, first-served reduced capacity seating. Reservations not required. Shows are included with regular park admission.

Jefferson & Douglass, A Conversation

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest

Experience a conversation that transcends time—and American history—as you witness an imagined conversation between Thomas Jefferson and Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century American abolitionist, author, editor and diplomat. Although Jefferson (1743-1826) and Douglass (1818-1895) lived during different eras in time, the issues of slavery and “justice for all” confronted them both, albeit differently. Join Poplar Forest […]

$20 – $38