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Poplar Grove Plantation

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Address: 10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
Phone Number: +1 910-686-9518
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9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:30 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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Look into the past

Lovely grounds recreate life on a plantation. Guided tour of the plantation house was excellent with a knowledgeable guide. He answered all of our questions and was very thorough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
BAGman2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Durham, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Poplar Grove Plantation in the same day as we visited Bellamy House and this was a smaller, more rural version of that house (IMHO). The staff were very friendly and helpful. Because we went late in the afternoon we had the outdoors area to ourselves so we sat in some chairs under a live oak and enjoyed... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely grounds recreate life on a plantation. Guided tour of the plantation house was excellent with a knowledgeable guide. He answered all of our questions and was very thorough. Provided excellent insight into the history of the families as well as the Wilmington area. Great for history buffs.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We visited while vacationing on Topsail Island and were kind of disappointed. Much of the furnishings were not from the plantation house. The was a blacksmith shop, but were told they couldn't get a blacksmith to volunteer. Tour guide was nice.

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Thank DenS2803
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

My daughter had her wedding at Poplar Grove. They were very easy to work with. We were able to decorate the barn for the reception and it looked wonderful on a tight budget. Hint, Sunday's are cheaper than Saturdays :)

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Thank J I
Eastford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We drove to Poplar Grove after visiting friends in Wilmington. We went on the docent guided tour around the house. No one else was there so it was just our family and the tour guide. The tour lasted around 45 minutes, and we got to see the whole house. The docent wore traditional 19th/early 20th-century dress and gave the tour... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

A plantation that brings history to life. The tour brought the times of 1800s to the forefront. The guide explained the good and bad times.the clothes worn the inconvenience of the not having modern tools of today's living. Family learning at its best

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Bartow, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We have never been on a plantation tour so we weren't exactly sure what to expect. The house and the grounds were very pretty. We chose the self guided tour because we had young children with us and weren't sure how their attention spans would handle a guided tour. I had been told we would be given some kind of... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Not only is the plantation available for tours; during the summer months the farmers market is held on the plantation grounds Have you ever thought about learning the art of basket weaving? Classes are held on a regular basis for beginners and those more advanced, all in all a great place to visit.

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Thank lynnmbaylor
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

A fine representation of Local History. The historic plantation is preserved beautifully at Poplar Grove. The nature walking trail takes you on a short, wooded walk to the pond and back-- known as be Abbey nature preserve. March-October poplar has a farmers market from 8-1. There are seasonal events-- a winter/holiday open market fair, and they used to also host... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Friends have recommended the basket weaving classes held at Poplar Grove Plantation. I took my first class there and loved it! The instructors were patient and very helpful. The instructors are all experienced basket makers. I have already signed up for more classes.

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