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Address: On Cape Fear River at jct. of NC 1530 and 1529, Wilmington, NC

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Not open to the public

Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public, It is now a private residence. The new owner, however, is doing a great job of restoring the entire area to its natural habitat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2016
Leon H
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Southport, NC, United States
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Once open to the public, this grounds are now under new ownership and closed! If you travel toward Fort Anderson you may see the gates, and the alligators that reside in the ponds along the way.

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Southport, NC, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public, It is now a private residence. The new owner, however, is doing a great job of restoring the entire area to its natural habitat. If you are in the area, plan to visit Fort Anderson and Old Brunswick Town.

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Las Vegas, Nv.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I have a "soft spot" for ORTON PLANTATION as I found it a "special" place that i OFTEN think back on. Lovely grounds & "feel" here for sure ! HIGHLY recommend !

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Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

A brief touch local history. Doesn't take long but worth the tour if avaiable. Beautiful area with great views.

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Leland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This plantation has sadly been closed to the public recently. Repurchased by one of the descendants of the original family, who plans to turn it into a working rice plantation again. It will then be reopened to school groups, etc. I have been there a few times, once lucky enough to walk the grounds during peak azalea week. It is... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Lovely Plantation which I remember as a child visiting as well. Was a historic stop for high schools as well. Love the gardens and the people and how they portray the times.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Orton was founded by one of the original settlers of Brunswick County. A direct descendant of the family recently purchased the property and is restoring it to the rice plantation it once was. Unfortunately, he has closed the grounds to the public. It is to his credit that he has cleared over 5,000 acres of land to restore the long-leaf... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife were married in the chapel may 04, 2008. Todays our anniversary and we would love to revisit!!! so sad that it is closed to the public now as i would give anything to be able to relive that special day at that special place again with my special person in life.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very pretty for a short period of time. Great walk through. Trees & flowers to look at plus a few neat buildings. I wouldn't go back though. Not much to do for the price.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Orton Plantation, a former rice plantation during slavery, is no longer open for public visit. A descendant of the founder of Orton Plantation re-purchased the plantation and the large acreage of former rice fields and formal gardens surrounding it, as well as the family chapel and graveyard close by the plantatation's large mansion. In a newpaper and TV interview, the... More 

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