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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
910-686-9989
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Ranked #15 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: America's oldest peanut plantation, now a museum complex with 1850 manor house, live craft demonstrations, outbuildings, exhibits, farm animals,... more » Owner description: America's oldest peanut plantation, now a museum complex with 1850 manor house, live craft demonstrations, outbuildings, exhibits, farm animals, picnic and playground area, and ample, free parking. Open daily for tours February through mid December. Annual events include a fabulous Herb & Garden Fair, Car Show and 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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Poplar Grove has a beautiful area of beauty from plants and places of the plantation. A great place to hold your love one hand and just walk through. Love true love. Go, Please Go.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our glimpse back in history, and having an insight into the lives of the wealthier folk of the area; along with seeing and hearing all about the staff that helped make these people’s lives so comfortable. Tough lives and privileged lives, running side by side, both ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ as it were! And how at one time... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Beautifully maintained, highly accessible property. They host, or rent to, a lot of large activities. Farmers market is a really nice weekly event. Love to visit with the turkeys and the chickens. Staff is gracious and always friendly. A must see for visitors.

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The Villages, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very well kept and maintained. Docents very knowledgeable and friendly. Grounds are spacious and lots of old buildings including an working blacksmith shop with a very young and avid "smithy" doing some great work with steel. The grounds were being used for weekend children's activities related to halloween. Very enjoyable for history buffs and artisans.

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Bear Creek, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Camel ride has to be the greatest thing to do. The petting park, pony rides, haunted hay ride, haunted manor, bounce houses, food, and all the entertainment was fantastic for the price! The staff, especially BJ and Gaylord, were wonderful in helping everyone find what they needed, parking, and just information in general. Gaylord, I learned, is a Vietnam... More

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Kansas City, Kansas, USA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

The house and property were set up with a Halloween carnival and hokey decorations on the main house.. The out properties looked interesting, but were nothing special as we walked around.

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Wilmington, N.C.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you like history, you will enjoy touring Poplar Grove, which was privately owned many years ago. A number of brides choose Poplar Grove for their weddings because it is so picturesque. For Halloween, Poplar Grove hosts many scary activities. Great fun for kids .. & adults alike. You can enjoy hot cider, food/snacks and bathrooms are available. In July... More

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Syracuse, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is our second visit to Wilmington and we always stop by. There has been many changes since we first visited. But, they do tend to not spend too much time when it is talk about slaves. When we were in the room with all the documents, the tour guide pointed out all of the documents EXCEPT the receipts for... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Poplar Grove is a former working plantation that has been reduced in size to educate us about how they lived. It is about 30 minutes from Carolina Beach. The Foy family still has one member living that lived on the plantation. She lives near the home and has shared many stories with the tour guides which they share during the... More

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Arden, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Foy House is beautiful with lots of beautiful antique furniture, our guide was very nice and answered all of our questions. Don't miss the working Blacksmith Shop...a real treat.

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