Heritage Day Photo Gallery


An open house is held at Eppington in the fall every year that is free to the public. Bring a friend, the kids, a picnic and a sense of fun and romance with you.

Activities to enjoy include:

  • Musicians playing and singing period songs as well as music by the Chesterfield Band.
  • Costumed interpreters telling stories and sharing tales of long ago when Thomas Jefferson and his family were visitors.
  • A horse drawn carriage giving you a ride into the past.
  • Period crafts and games.
  • Sally Hemmings telling her story about leaving Eppington and sailing to France with “Polly Jefferson.
  • Touring the house to reveal its mysteries.
Visitors from Gravesend, England - "Pocahontas"

Visitors From Gravesend, England – “Pocahontas”
Left to right: Unknown Individual, Pat Sternheimer (Eppington Foundation), Ray Parker, Mary Ellen Howe (Eppington Foundation), Kevin Burbidge, Barry Rowbotham