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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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, horse rescue program, Wednesday & Thursday Farmers' Markets, and various festivals throughout the year. Open Monday-Saturday for tours March through November. Closed Sundays. Check daily tour time for low, mid and high season hours. Annual events include the Herb & Garden Fair, Kentucky Derby Party, Pistons, Plugs & Shocks Car Show, Grooves in the Grove, and a Halloween Masquerade. December has candlelight tour hours and a Christmas Festival, including Trail of Lights. Next door is beautiful 63 acre Abbey Nature Preserve with over two miles of trails and pond with footbridge.

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Nice hike

Went to Poplar Grove - to the nature trails by the side of the Grove which are maintained by the facility. The hike is really great for family afternoon, lots of wildlife (saw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went to Poplar Grove - to the nature trails by the side of the Grove which are maintained by the facility. The hike is really great for family afternoon, lots of wildlife (saw plenty of bugs, a red bellied water moccasin and alligator snapping turtles), Good learning / adventure hike for the kids.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Checked out the candlelight tour and the guide and presentation were very good, but, pictures were not allowed in the historic home decked out for the holiday season! I have to admit that had I known that beforehand, I may not have done that particular tour but rather a different type of event. The home was lovely and I learned... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Unfortunately we visited on a day when no conducted tours were taking place. The charming lady at reception did her best to be as informative as possible. The self tour is only $9 but there is only a double sided single page of information. Several things stick in the memory from our visit . The first was the letter the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Although I toured on a rainy day, the tour was very nicely done and proved to be a great activity filled with interesting history. The tour guide did and excellent job show us through the house and giving little tidbits of interesting info on the family. All parts of the home are available which makes for a nice tour. The... More 

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Thank Portia B
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We call ahead to ask if they were open for a tour. It was suppose to be one of the last Peanut Farms in NC. They said they did not do tours on this particular day because they were going to set up for a Halloween Party, but we could still come and do a self tour. So 4 adults... More 

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Thank Charlie G
Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Very interesting plantation house, our guide was very informative telling us about the history of the house and family. We visited on a very wet day, so walked the grounds with an umbrella, would have spent more time if it had been dry. Worth a visit

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Thank jean m
Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A very interesting tour of a southern plantation house. The tour consisted of a lot of background information about the family who owned the house. Make sure to walk around the grounds.

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Thank HoJoCA
South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Our tour guide, Kim, provided many details about the plantation's founding family, the Foys. After the tour, I felt I had learned some interesting things about the family and the history of the area. I certainly did not think Kim had recited a script to me, which sometimes is the case when I tour historical homes. The tour included access... More 

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1 Thank Penny0316
Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We enjoyed the tour of the house and the grounds. Some interesting insights into life on a plantation. The guide was good and the house and furnishings well restored. I was glad the guide told us something about the family who had lived there. The women in the basket workshop had fascinating information.

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1 Thank LucyLoring
Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time so I just visited the grounds and took photos. I'm hoping to tour the inside the next time we come to the area.

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