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“Not the best plantation to visit, but provides a great walk” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Poplar Grove Plantation

Poplar Grove Plantation
Ranked #15 of 108 things to do in Wilmington
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
CUSHING,ME. USA
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“Not the best plantation to visit, but provides a great walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

We visited Poplar Grove on a quick visit to Wilmington. As we had our dog with us, and the day was warm, we couldn't tour the house. Instead we walked about the outbuildings, including a barn and tenant farmer's house. We peeked inside, but without tickets couldn't walk inside. The outbuildings are all new construction, and the tenant farmer's cottage is the most interesting of these. There are chickens, horses, etc. The house and plantings about it are not particularly impressive. Also the plantation is very close to the busy road, has modern developments just to the back: in other words, it's almost like visiting a city park rather than stepping back in time to another, quieter and romantic era. The best feature is actually the trail system just behind, which takes you back on easy walks through the woods, and provides plant information along the way, helpful for those from other areas. My first view of red buckeyes in bloom. There is a small mill pond (some millstones were saved), and a bridge to cross it.

Visited April 2013
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Maryland
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“Pleasant destination”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We enjoyed touring Poplar Grove Plantation, but having been to other plantations elsewhere, we were somewhat underwhelmed. The staff was very pleasant, and the volunteer in the basket making room was incredibly kind and helpful.

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Great Trails!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

I've never been inside the building, but they have great walking/jogging trails (for people and dogs) I take my dog there at least once a month

Visited March 2013
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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We loved stepping back to see the history of Poplar Grove Plantation. We toured the house and the guide was great. She was very informative and had great stories. The other parts of the property were great to see as well. Definitely a must-visit in Wilmington.

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Love the Farmer's Market on Wednesdays!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Fantastic place to step back in history. Really enjoyed seeing the blacksmith, basket making and weaver in action. Love the Farmer's Market on Wednesday's to get fresh local fruits and veggies. They also have lots of expos like car shows, herb fairs and many others. Nice place to visit!

Visited October 2012
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Poplar G, Public Relations Manager at Poplar Grove Plantation, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Hi Barbara! Thank you for posting the nice review. Have a great day!
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