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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Peanut Plantation History you will enjoy

This plantation has a great tour to help you leave about the importance of peanut farming in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James B
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Basket class

Miss Jimmie and Miss Wanda taught a wonderful class on September 13 2017. We made a waste basket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This plantation has a great tour to help you leave about the importance of peanut farming in the Civil War Era. The main house is in excellent condition with many original pieces of furniture. The tour guide was very interesting, friendly, and fun to listen...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Miss Jimmie and Miss Wanda taught a wonderful class on September 13 2017. We made a waste basket over a plastic form that is just gorgeous and functional as well. We had fun in the class and whenever we needed help both ladies were so...More

Thank 445alexandram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had family visiting from Germany and took the guided tour. Our tour guide was Kathleen - very knowledgeable and accommodating since we had to translate in between. Enjoyed also the grounds and outbuildings as well as the gift shop. A lot of the items for...More

Thank EAllen2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the tour we received in the main house (about 30 min). Emily was a great guide! Pleasantly surprised to find the building air conditioned. Learned about the Foy family, their peanut plantation, and their role in American history. Walked around the rest of the...More

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Poplar Grove recently added a really cool experience where you can learn some of the basics of working metal in a forge. I have previous forge experience, but it's been a while, so I was anxious to get back in there and relearn my dormant...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The plantation house is really well preserved with lots of artifacts and the tour guide was really knowledgeable and happy to take questions. Also enjoyed the small exhibit about slaves and slave labour and hope they can keep finding out more about the plantation slave...More

Thank Niina1983
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Thus is a really nice place to visit. There is a lot of space outside for kids to run and work off some energy. The house is really lovely and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There is a small farm area with different animals...More

Thank Karen N
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I was attracted o the plantation because of my family history research but also because of the thorough information on their website. It did not disappoint. My husband and I opted for the guided tour and it was a personal tour as we were the...More

Thank MrsAnnieB
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty little plantation, the staff was lovely and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. $12 got us a guided tour of the house and a self guided tour of the grounds. Only took us about about an hour and half to complete...More

Thank Love_travel_t00
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We love touring historic homes and Poplar Grove was no exception. The young man, Alex, who gave our tour was friendly, energetic and very knowledgeable. The house is full of the original furniture which was very cool and we were able to sit and touch...More

Thank Rosi F
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Beth R
1 July 2017|
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Response from Felicia G | Property representative |
Tours of Poplar Grove Manor House and grounds are ticketed, adults are $12, seniors over 61 are $10, students (6-15 years) are $6, under 6 years of age are freebies. Barnyard tours are $5 for 2 years of age and up. We run... More
24 September 2015|
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Response from kdarletta | Reviewed this property |
No trains, just hay rides in the fall.