Revel in the revolutionary spirit of America’s Founding Fathers at Poplar Forest’s annual presentation of 1776—the Tony Award-winning musical comedy by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Meet Ben (Franklin), Richard Henry (Lee), John (Adams) and Tom (Jefferson), and celebrate their brilliant contributions to our country’s history. Bring a picnic dinner, sit back and enjoy theatre under the stars.

Tickets to 1776 are $17.76 for adults (ages 18+); $13 for students (ages 6-17 and college); and $4 for children (ages 5 and under).


  • Starting Thursday, June 27th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is one of only two homes Thomas Jefferson designed for his personal use. Now a museum, Poplar Forest is open to visitors daily.