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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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A taste of the past

This restored plantation was on a major north south route & originally had hundreds of acres. Some of the outbuildings are standing, including a blacksmith's shop, which sometimes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Beaufort, NC
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Beaufort, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This restored plantation was on a major north south route & originally had hundreds of acres. Some of the outbuildings are standing, including a blacksmith's shop, which sometimes has a man working there. A restored slave house is there too. The main house is beautiful architecturally & well furnished too. On peaceful shaded grounds on Highway 17, just north of... More 

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Conyngham, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Being from the northeast, we went to PG hoping to get a glimpse of what life on a plantation was like. The house tour was nice and gave us some background on the owners and some area history. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very good. The remaining few plantation grounds and buildings were unimpressive and there were no demonstrators... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you like to see some rescued horses, goats, sheep & pigs its a nice place to visit. The staff are helpful telling you the history of the Plantation and how the animals were rescued.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We loved taking the tour with a guide giving us lots of information in each room. She pointed out things that were still original to the plantation and things that had been updated. It was super interesting to learn about all the history of the plantation and the Foy family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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Dover, Florida, United States
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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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