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Poplar Grove Plantation

Address: 10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-686-9518
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Ranked #9 of 34 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, Poplar Grove is a museum complex with 1850 manor...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: On the National Register of Historic Places, Poplar Grove is a museum complex with 1850 manor house, smoke house, tenant house and blacksmith shop. Enjoy craft demonstrations, exhibits, farm animals, picnic and playground area, Wednesday Farmers' Market, and free parking. Open daily for tours February through mid December. Annual events include a fabulous Herb & Garden Fair, a July Car Show and a Halloween Festival. Next door is beautiful, 63 acre, Abbey Nature Preserve with over two miles of trails and pond with footbridge.
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
78 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I actually decided to stop off impromptu on a chilly fall evening, so no plans were made ahead of time. Went during a fall fest and it was really crowded. So crowded, that lines for every attraction were really long and line jumpers were out in force. I actually decided to ask for my money back since it was obvious... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went to Poplar Grove on Sunday during their Christmas open house. Everything was beautifully decorated. Their was no guided tour but there were people in period dress there to answer questions. Many plaques and articles hanging on the walls explained what the plantation was and what it did. Walked around the grounds which also had many vendors of crafts.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Poplar Grove is a beautiful property all together. The Manor House is a step back into time when Plantations were a major part of this area's culture. This plantation was a peanut plantation owned by the Foy family. It is an absolutely wonderful tour to take of the house and then to walk the grounds and visit each of the... More 

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great guided tour of a southern peanut plantation and manor house. The family history and history of the plantation house presents itself in a way so that one feels as you were there in the 1800's. If you are on Topsail Island or in the Wilmington Area, be sure to schedule a 1/2 day trip to tour Poplar Grove Plantation.... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We go to the farmers market all the time, but had never went on a tour of the plantation house...It was beautiful and our tour guide was very helpful with our questions about the history of the plantation and the grounds!!!

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Union, New Jersey
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146 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I visited the plantation home with one of my sons, age 42. We were in Wilmington visiting another son and his family. We only had time to tour the home and will return on another trip to tour the grounds. Our tour guide, Heather, was fantastic. She is extremely knowledgeable and presents the history of the mansion, the Foy family,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was only a 2 hour show but what a beautiful way to kick back and enjoy some music. The night was gorgeous and the music was enjoyable.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This market is situated on the grounds of the historic Poplar Grove plantation, just south of Hampstead, north of Wilmington, NC. On the day we visited there were about 20 local vendors selling produce, baked goods, plants, meats and assorted other products. It is held every Wednesday from April 9 until November 26, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We bought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This plantation is worth a short trip outside of the heart of Wilmington. Tons of history, excellent tour guide, and delicious peanuts in the gift store. Catch the Zombie run - a great way to take in the land and property. A great place to bring adult visitors of all ages.

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Bromma, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We toured the wonderful house built 1850 - 1853, and for the most part restored to original look. Beautiful. Our tour guide did a great job and knew her subject well. Amazing with so many artefacts still there and in good shape. Toys, clothing, and more. A very interesting look back to time gone. Just try to imagine what it... More 

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