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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Take the Blacksmithing Workshop!

Poplar Grove recently added a really cool experience where you can learn some of the basics of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Great tour!

The plantation house is really well preserved with lots of artifacts and the tour guide was really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank BuildingJ
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife decided she wanted to visit Poplar Grove, an old plantation that traditionally raised peanuts. Thanks to their website we were also able to time our visit during when they hosted a farmers market. We tried to make the 9:30am tour but missed it,...More

Thank Francis Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant tour of old plantation. The docent was great - quite informed on both the house and aspects of the period. Well-maintained grounds. Worth a visit when in Wilmington.

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were vacationing in the Wilmington area and wanted a diversion from the beach. We enjoyed our visit to Poplar Grove immensely. Both of us enjoy history and we found the tour guide to be very informative. We would suggest that you...More

Thank WahooBill1219
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This was a wonderful historical tour. The grounds are self guided. We were able to talk with the blacksmith while she was working. We got a brief history of basket weaving, ane went into a tenant house prior to guided tour of the main house....More

1  Thank D R
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Beth R
2 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
25 September 2015|
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Response from kdarletta | Reviewed this property |
No trains, just hay rides in the fall.