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Poplar Grove Plantation

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Address: 10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
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+1 910-686-9518
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09:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
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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Love Southern History and Plantation Tours

It is history and I am always amazed at preservation of historical places. This is among several of the more rural plantation homes I have visited over many years and it did... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is history and I am always amazed at preservation of historical places. This is among several of the more rural plantation homes I have visited over many years and it did not disappoint. This site is a former sweet potato and peanut plantation and I was impressed to learn that family had maintained this for 6 generations. The fees... More 

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Poplar Grove is a beautiful, historic plantation. Every spring I go to the Herb and Garden fair and load up on spring planting, including my herb garden, my vegetable garden and all of my planters. I love that the plants are grown locally and by small business. My kids love the Halloween festival. Beautiful field trip for a sunny day!

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Thank JenKacz
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some nice items but minimal participation. I guess vendor participation varies. We'll try it again in the summer.

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Thank Mario D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the grounds at Poplar Grove. The manor house if a neat slice of history, but the walking trail, the animal sanctuary and the weekly farmers market those are the real treasure of Poplar Grove.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

neat little area to walk around with kids. There is a petting zoo but you have to pay. They will not let you enter the "farm" area without paying / membership fee. But you can take the nature trail which is about 1.2 miles and worth the walk if you are looking to get outside.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful old and restored plantation with beautiful buildings and outbuildings. Very well laid out and enjoyable to visit

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Thank Doug M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The house is absolutely gorgeous and the tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.....loved wandering the grounds and seeing the animal sanctuary....great way to spend the afternoon!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Interesting historic site with a neat story behind it. Gardens and area around it could stand a bit of a refurbishment as it looks a bit old and tired. Neat old place that is worth a stop if you are interested in history and/ or agriculture

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Hubert, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This tour was conducted completely in the dark-not scary, only frustrating as you could not see a bloody thing the docent was talking about in each room. She gave family history but VERY little about anything paranormal. 45 minutes of stumbling around in darkness. Also, the website said Tarot card readings -no mention of this at "tour" end. Don't waste... More 

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Felicia G, Guest Relations Manager at Poplar Grove Plantation, responded to this review

Poplar Grove began Paranormal Ghost tours at the request of our daytime visitors, who were curious about touring the house at night with our spirits. We regret that you were disappointed and feel misled. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to clarify these tours for future guests. We are not providing a haunted house experience. This tour gives the history of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We accidentally came across this plantation as we were headed somewhere else. We were pleasantly surprised by what we saw. The docent was so knowledgeable and interesting. We had him all to ourselves so I think he was able to add a little more info depending on our questions. Perfect time of year to go...no bugs or crowds!

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