Celebrate Independence Day at Popular Forest

Celebrate Independence Day as Thomas Jefferson Did

Looking for an awesome family friendly place to celebrate Independence Day, and learn about our nation’s rich history? Look no further than the Independence Day Celebration at Popular Forest in Forest, VA. To learn more about this incredible event read below! This is guaranteed to be an opportunity you will not want to miss! With so many events and activities, everyone in the family is going to have an incredible experience!

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence at the private retreat of Thomas Jefferson! Come on down to Poplar Forest for the kind of Independence Day celebration that Jefferson himself would have approved of. Enjoy a day of musical performances, children’s activities,  and presentations by period artisans. There will also be colonial militia recruiting, colonial-period entertainment, a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more!


Admission is only $9 for adults, and the event is free for children under the age of 14. You pay your admittance on arrival – there will be no presale tickets available. Interested in taking a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s villa retreat? Tours are going to be offered all day at a reduced price! With these unbeatable deals, how can you afford not to spend the day at Forest Park?

Event Details

The Independence Day Celebration will be held on July 4th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event will take place at Forest Park located at 1542 Bateman Bridge Road, in Forest, VA.  Check out Forest Park’s helpful website for detailed directions!

Popular Forest

Poplar Forest is a plantation house that at one time belonged to Thomas Jefferson! Jefferson designed the plantation and used the property as a private retreat. After inheriting the property in 1773, Jefferson began designing and working on the plantation in 1806. Jefferson is the most famous individual that lived on the property, but it had several owners before being purchased for refurbishment and exhibition in 1984. In 1971 Poplar Forest became a National Historic Landmark. Today it operates as a historic house museum and houses the nonprofit Corporation that helps to continue the ongoing archaeological study and restoration work at the property.

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On you way home from the Independence Day Celebration, make sure to stop by Berglund Ford of Salem. We have a huge selection of both new and used vehicles for you to choose from. Our friendly sales staff that is always here to help! Make sure to consider Berglund Ford of Salem for all your service needs. Our efficient auto care experts pride themselves on knowing the ins and outs of your vehicle, and the automotive industry. Come in for a test drive, or just to speak to one of our auto care professionals. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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