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Address: 10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-686-9518
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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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The in-character guide really makes the experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
LoveMI86
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Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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271 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Wimington nc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful old plantation house to tour,old farmstead buildings, farm animals, farmers market weekly, lovely grounds. A little bit far from town, but nice if you have time.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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78 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I actually decided to stop off impromptu on a chilly fall evening, so no plans were made ahead of time. Went during a fall fest and it was really crowded. So crowded, that lines for every attraction were really long and line jumpers were out in force. I actually decided to ask for my money back since it was obvious... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We went to Poplar Grove on Sunday during their Christmas open house. Everything was beautifully decorated. Their was no guided tour but there were people in period dress there to answer questions. Many plaques and articles hanging on the walls explained what the plantation was and what it did. Walked around the grounds which also had many vendors of crafts.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Poplar Grove is a beautiful property all together. The Manor House is a step back into time when Plantations were a major part of this area's culture. This plantation was a peanut plantation owned by the Foy family. It is an absolutely wonderful tour to take of the house and then to walk the grounds and visit each of the... More 

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