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Orton Plantation

On Cape Fear River at jct. of NC 1530 and 1529, Wilmington, NC
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Very interesting plantation!

We visited there with our girls some time ago but we were enchanted with its natural beauty! It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bonniewest2017
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
A Real Plantation South of Wilmington - CHeck to be Sure it's Open

You should e able to visit this real plantation restored by a new owner to reflect what things were... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Bob P
,
Closter, New Jersey
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On Cape Fear River at jct. of NC 1530 and 1529, Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited there with our girls some time ago but we were enchanted with its natural beauty! It was at one time a rice plantation. The plantation has lovely azaleas as well as other interesting floral and fauna. The chapel on the grounds was used...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

You should e able to visit this real plantation restored by a new owner to reflect what things were like. It is a rare view in my opinion of a southern plantation preserved like few others because of its somewhat isolated location. This is a...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

I had so looked forward to visiting this beautiful plantation! I am glad to hear that it is being restored, and I hope that in the future it will once again welcome visitors to some of the beautiful gardens. My rating is only due to...More

1  Thank Trish S
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I visited Orton Plantation twice in the early 2000's. It was a stunning display of camellias and azaleas in early April. It was sad to see it closed when I went back for a third time to take my family! From alligators on the bank...More

1  Thank k s
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Reviewed 4 May 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.

1  Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 29 April 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...More

4  Thank Leon H
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Reviewed 3 March 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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Reviewed 17 February 2016

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

Thank George R
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Reviewed 13 November 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...More

3  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 10 October 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.

Thank CAHI57
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Pongster68
31 May 2016|
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Response from AFamilyGuy_1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the entire ORTON PLANTATION is currently CLOSED & I haven't been able to find out when or if it will be re-opening. Try contacting the Wilmington, N.C. Chamber of Commerce they might be able to give answers here... More
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Donna49673
1 March 2016|
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Response from AFamilyGuy_1 | Reviewed this property |
I just spoke to The Visitor's Bureau there & the plantation is now PRIVATELY owned & as of right now has NO plans to open to the public but that doesn't rule our opening in the distant future. Glad to be of help..>Daryl
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