When Thomas Jefferson left the presidency and public life in 1809 he not only retired to his principal home, Monticello, but also began using his remote and very private villa retreat named Poplar Forest. Jefferson used this idealistic house for fourteen years. The property remained out of public awareness until it was rescued as a museum property in 1984 and since then has become one of the most authentic architectural restorations in the country and an important recaptured part of Jefferson’s history. Learn about Jefferson’s final retreat and the work that went into saving this historic home for future generations! Cosponsored with Olmsted County History Center.
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