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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC
910-686-9989
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Ranked #14 of 38 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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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

The Poplar Grove manor house not too far from Wilmington is well worth the short drive as it compliments the 3 houses that are located along Market Street in the downtown area of Wilmington. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the families that have occupied the house since it was built as well as the history of the house... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

You will like this plantation. The house is beautiful and there are several other buildings on the property, as well, that have staff teaching and showing how things operated on the plantation. Watch for special events during the holidays and don't forget to check out the farmer's market.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Really enjoyed this. Ended up there on a day when the farmer's market was happening which was a nice plus. Wanted to learn more about the peanut trade, but what we saw/learned was definitely worthwhile.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

When we arrived the tour had just left and we didn't have time to wait for the next one. We were, however, able to walk the grounds and see the other historic buildings and farm animals. I enjoyed that part very much.

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Nashville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I attended a wedding here. The grounds are beautiful and we even have peacocks to join the reception. Beautiful!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The poplar grave plantation is Beautiful. I really enjoyed my visit here and could see myself going back time and time agin!

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

What a pleasant surprise this was! Lovely people who work in all areas. The tour was so good - an "family member" from the 1830s took us around and told some good stories making it especially fun for a child. Nice farmer's market on Wednesdays!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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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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