jefferson’s vacation home

by thesoontobemurrys

poplar forest.

ever heard of it?  i hadn’t and am a little bit embarrassed.  just over 1 hour away from mr. jefferson’s well-known monticello is his european style villa, poplar forest.

i’ve mentioned before that charlie and i are semi-nerds who enjoy historical site tours on weekends.  poplar forest is really, very cool.  the non-profit who purchased the property are in the process of renovating and digging through the dirt and mud figuring out how jefferson’s beloved retreat was landscaped.  i think this is the way to see historical homes – in the midst of renovations.


well worth the trip.