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Poplar Grove Plantation

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Address: 10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-686-9518
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: On the National Register of Historic Places, Poplar Grove is a museum...
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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Enjoyed our time at Poplar Grove

It is not Gone with the Wind kinda of plantation but it has character and charm all it's own. Our tour guide was Doris and she was absolutely GREAT! She is perfect as a tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Dover, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

In reading the guide book about the plantation it talked about growing peanuts and seeing the plantation. There were no peanuts growing, only for sale in gift shop in jars or cans. Tour guide of house was very good and gave a lot of info about the beginnings of the Foy family and the area. Some economics were talked about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is not Gone with the Wind kinda of plantation but it has character and charm all it's own. Our tour guide was Doris and she was absolutely GREAT! She is perfect as a tour guide -- let's you ask questions and gives lots of good information. We really enjoyed seeing this house. Definitely recommend seeing it. It is out... More 

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Logan, OH, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had to leave the house tour early because our daughter wasn't feeling well, but the tour guide was very informative and enthusiastic about the history of the plantation. All of the furniture in the house was from the period. The grounds themselves were a bit of a disappointment. There wasn't much to see, and many of the buildings were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The trails and reserves are great, just not in July! Most of the year it is a relaxing walk and nature trail.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We wanted to tour some old homes so bought the double ticket that included The Belemey. They bill this as a Plantation but there is NOTHING there that is left of it. Maybe because it was later in the day everything seemed to be closed or empty. The Blacksmith shop and basket weaving was closed. You had to pay extra... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Took our entire family here and really enjoyed the history of the house and the area. The woman who took us through the house was great and even kept our 7 and 11 year old engaged!

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The history within a single home can be fascinating, especially one such as the Poplar Grove Plantation. Visitors learn about the original family, what life was like more than one hundred years ago, and can tour the surrounding grounds still filled with animals and exhibits such as weaving. Great place for kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A little piece of history well preserved and the staff was wonderful and knowledgeable. Farmers market on the lawn is an added bonus!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I wait for this every year. I get all my herbs and garden plants at the herb and garden fair. They have wagons to use on the property, they have farm animals for kids and families to see, they have all types of unique hand-made crafts for sale. My favorite is the local honey for purchase. I bring my doggie... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great selection of local vendors selling veggies, crafts and flowers. Easy parking. Nice Wednesday morning outing if you are vacationing at nearby beaches.

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Additional Information about Poplar Grove Plantation

Address: 10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-686-9518
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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