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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest: Conversations with Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de LaFayette

Time: April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Historic Academy Theatre
Cost: $7 – $38

In 1804, the Marquis de Lafayette made a triumphant return visit to tour the United States and revisit friends and fellow patriots he fought beside during the American Revolution. Join Poplar Forest as we welcome the Marquis back to reminisce with Thomas Jefferson about that visit and their memories of the Revolution. An audience Q&A follows the conversation and a reception will follow the performance.


Adults: $38.00*
College Students (with valid ID) + Youth (6 – 18): $20.00*
Children under 6: $7.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

Sponsored By:

Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, City of Lynchburg Arts & Cultural District, Progress Printing, The News & Advance

Know before you go:

Age Requirement

All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket for this event unless otherwise stated. All ages are welcome.

Camera Policy

Videography and audio recording during the performances are prohibited. Photography of the set on stage is allowed pre-show, post-show, and during intermission. But we do ask that you show our designers and visiting performers some love by crediting them (and by tagging us) in your social media posts.

Content Advisory

The Academy Center of the Arts offers a diverse selection of entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every guest or for all ages. Ticket buyers should take responsibility for making informed decisions regarding their purchases. We recommend visiting the official show website of each show you are coming to see at the Academy. If you ever have questions about the content or appropriateness of a show, please contact us at [email protected].

Doors Open

Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time. House doors open 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.

Parking & Directions

Parking is available on-site and throughout downtown Lynchburg. Our parking map (linked below) shows all of the free public and paid parking available. In addition, street parking is also available on most streets.

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Ticketing Policies

Ticketing purchases are non-refundable. By purchasing a ticket to an event at The Academy Center of the Arts, you are agreeing to our ticketing policy. View our full ticketing policy.


Want to volunteer and see this show for free? Contact Mele Thompson, [email protected]for more information.