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Join Poplar Forest and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) to witness a Naturalization Ceremony welcoming 30 new American citizens in honor of Constitution Day, the day in 1787 the American Constitution was signed into law. A luncheon for the new citizens… Read More
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… Read More
Thomas Jefferson, who is considered to be one of America’s first astronomers, avidly studied the stars. Join Poplar Forest for an illuminating look at the night sky with an astronomer from Belk Astronomical Observatory at the Claytor Nature Study Center at the University of Lynchburg, on Jefferson’s south lawn. Admission… Read More
Celebrate the beauty of the season at Poplar Forest’s new family-friendly Thomas Jefferson Fall Festival. Enjoy a day filled with live music and demonstrations by historic candy makers, apple presses and artisans. Explore the petting zoo with the kids; shop and support local makers, artisans and wineries; and graze on… Read More
Eat, drink, shop and explore a gem of American history when the Thomas Jefferson Wine Festival returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn. Join Poplar Forest in celebrating Jefferson’s legacy as the father of Virginia wine with tastings from more than a dozen regional wineries. Enjoy live performances by local musicians;… Read More
As the weather warms, spring fever leads many of us outside and to planning some trips. Whether an impromptu weekend getaway or looking ahead to what's happening later this season, there's no shortage of fun activities in the regions near the Parkway in spring. Read on for our break down of what's going on this season in each region of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read More