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Poplar Grove Plantation

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Address: 10200 U.S. Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411
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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History at your fingertips

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
lynnmbaylor
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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Bartow, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Thank Christine G
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Thank KatMelloPolk
Steilacoom, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank jnndavis
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poplar grove was a peanut plantation that stayed in the same family for 200+ years, and the house is true to it's history. The guided tour of the house is well done, with a nice mix of general and specific information. - even having a lot of background, I learned a fair few things. Heads up, though, if you are... More 

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Thank Kate3717
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday morning and it was not crowded. In fact it was just us and another family. Tours of the main house last about an hour and you can do the tour of the grounds on your own. There are also picnic tables and a nice playground for kids. The tour guide brought the house and the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plantation has grown so much since I've lived in Wilmington. They have restored the historic home on the property and give guided tours, especially at Christmas. There is a lovely, woodsy walking trail, an outdoor house with animals, a Farmer's Market every Wednesday, I believe concerts on Sunday and a fun Halloween visit plus watch the paper for more... More 

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Thank Nanette-_12
Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poplar Grove is an incredibly beautiful home with great grounds and trails you can walk. Easy access to everything.

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Thank CroomUNC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a neat place to go and shop for farm fresh vegetables and flowers. Always Friendly...nestled in a canopy of trees.

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Thank Susan J
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Got a bit late to the farmers market... It was disappointing. Not much produce at all. Got some nice baked goods and Greek food but that's it. Walked all the way back to find the animal sanctuary and was sent all the way back to the house yo buy the tickets. The lady told us to hold on a second... More 

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Caroline L, Executive Director at Poplar Grove Plantation, responded to this review

The Farmers' Market is from 8-1 pm every Wednesday, and indeed, the early bird gets the worm, and apologize that you stumbled upon an historic site while shopping! Poplar Grove is first and foremost an historic museum within the Gullah Geechee Corridor whose mission is conservation, education and preservation. Perhaps you will visit again when you have more time to... More 

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