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Stargazing at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Stargazing at Poplar Forest, scheduled for Saturday, October 28th at 7pm, is a guided exploration of the night sky the south lawn of the president’s famous retreat. Led by Dr. Neal Sumerlin, the former director of the Belk Astronomical Observatory at the Claytor Nature Study Center at Lynchburg College, this event studies Saturn and other notable celestial bodies. Admission is $10 per person.

Advance registration is required for this event. Reservations can be made by calling Poplar Forest’s Museum Shop at 434.534.8120.

Jefferson’s Poplar Forest is located in Lynchburg, Virginia, and is a designated National Historic Landmark. The award-winning “historic restoration in progress” allows guests to explore the personal history of Thomas Jefferson, including the free and enslaved people who lived at his plantation.

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