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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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Poplar Grove Animal Sanctuary and Trails

Poplar Grove is a wonderful place for all sorts of animals. The animal sanctuary houses mostly farm animals, many have been rescued from neglect. Volunteers feed and clean up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Poplar Grove is a wonderful place for all sorts of animals. The animal sanctuary houses mostly farm animals, many have been rescued from neglect. Volunteers feed and clean up after the animals, who all have such personalities! For $5 you can wander the animal sanctuary. The trails are free and wonderful for the dogs and 99% are well behaved and... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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32 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The trails are well marked and easy to follow. Change of terrain and some sights that are different (i.e. overlook on a pond. Fellow trailers and dog walkers are friendly and courteous.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Tour of the plantation house was excellent. Many items original to the family. Major crop was peanuts which surprised me. Working displays of weaving, basket making, and blacksmith. Lots of farm animals for kids to see. Free farmer's market on Wednesdays. Local produce at great prices.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We go to poplar grove for many reasons. Our favorite is probably their fall festival, its been going on forever and has tons of activities. In the summer they have a great farmers market with lots of local vendors. In the spring they do a garden fair which is probably the best place to buy flowers. or just visit the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My mother raves about this plantation and I enjoyed my time here as well. I loved that the guide was in costume and in character; it is rarely done and really adds to the experience. The tour was a nice length and there was plenty to see around the house once the tour is complete. Check out the farmers market... More 

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This home is well decorated. Aour guide, Gelicia, made the stories of the Foy family feel real. We had a real warm and fuzzy feeling after touring the house. The gardens are small and simple. We visited a basket weaving class. The highlight was the animal sanctuary. My daughter even held a one week old lamb, whose mother had died... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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172 reviews 172 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I go here quite a bit to walk their excellent trails for exercise and enjoyment. We often bring our daughter's puppy Cali, who loves being off her leash and running the trails. She even takes a couple of dips in the pond that is on the trail. The facilities are very well maintained and there is a... More 

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Moorpark, California
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465 reviews 465 reviews
273 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've toured dozens of southern plantations, but never a peanut plantation, which made this interesting and unique. Our guide was excellent and enthusiatic. The rooms are furnished with period pieces, some of which belonged to the Foy family. We enjoyed the out buildings too, especially the tenant house. There are several stairs to the bedrooms and a few steps down... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I love history, and this wonderful plantation is a great place to visit. Doesn't take too long to tour, but there is a cute little gift shop and beautiful grounds and garden to tour. Knowing the history that goes with the plantations makes it that much better.

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Jacksonville, NC, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Each year I and my peer teachers would take our third+ grade classes to this plantation. So much offered to learn about the history of living during those times.

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