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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
+1 910-686-9518
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Ranked #13 of 40 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Historic Sites
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.... more » 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. « less
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Roanoke, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Saint Matthews, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Old house that has been mostly restored, architecture and woodworking are not as ornate as others from the time period. The house is more plain than others and is still in some need of repair. The family history behind the house is very interesting, lots of pictures and original furnishings that help tell the tale. Horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, blacksmith... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

So in love with this house. Been here so many times love bringing friends and family to this place. My dream is to volunteer my time to this house. This is no Disneyland. But it's so magical to me!! The tour with Chrissy , and Michael(blacksmith) was so amazing. This is a must when you come to Wilmington. Best birthday... More

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Wilmington, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Took kids 12 and 4 to get a small break from beach. Very close to wrightsville beach easy drive. We got there 45 minutes before tour started which worked out great because we toured buildings on grounds and then wrapped up with the main house tour. Although we didn't use one you can use stroller for all but the house.... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are looking for a shady spot to walk your dog, run, go on a nature walk, this place is highly recommended. No big issues other than some people letting their dogs who should not be off leash, off the leash, but those have been far an few between. The trails are loops that are easily marked and provide... More

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