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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
+1 910-686-9518
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Chesterfield, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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333 reviews 333 reviews
139 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Definitely one of my favorite places in Wilmington, especially if you have dogs. I go there multiple times per month for over a year now. The trails & lake in the back are not very spacious, (I think it's only a mile or so around) but they are beautiful. I'm always looking for places to go with my dog, and... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had a very nice time at Poplar Grove. The tour around the house was very well done, and the since the house has been in the same family since the Civil War and is still furnished made the visit even more real. One can get a taste of what a plantation is like, and the guide pointed out many... More

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Yadkinville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed touring the house and hearing about the history. We also enjoyed talking to and watching the blacksmith work. Very nice grounds to walk around.

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