We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
Review Highlights

I have been here in the past and had a guided tour which was very interesting about its history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Archdale, NC
Beautiful historical home

Lovely home with great architectural details. From reading the brochures and different comments, I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patti J
Ridgeway, Virginia
Read all 163 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“farm animals” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (163)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here in the past and had a guided tour which was very interesting about its history, however, my most recent trip was a disappointment and there was no tour guide available and it was a self-guided tour...not interesting. Call first.

Thank TheRoamingGhost
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely home with great architectural details. From reading the brochures and different comments, I thought we would see the actual homes the slaves lived in which are not there, I also thought there would be peanut farming going on and there isn't, in fact I...More

Thank Patti J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is outside the main Wilmington town but well worth the drive to visit. There is so much history on the grounds. Our docent was in character as the lady of the house. I learned so much about hos the plantation worked and life...More

Thank arbeebe
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I always love going here, especially with the kids. The farmers market always has interesting things here. I love the holidy events here, especially at Halloween and Christmas.

Thank mblue134
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for tourists and locals. Poplar grove used to be an old peanut plantation. They have restored the property and you can take tours of the property which I think there is an admission fee. In the back, they...More

Thank Ansne M
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There were lots of original things to see there and the tour guide was great. He gave us some insight into things that were very interesting. There was lots of history to see and we weren't even aware that there was a peanut plantation around.

1  Thank sew_anne
Reviewed 10 April 2017

While we enjoyed learning the history of the Foy family and our docent was eager to answer any questions. The property was lacking appeal and our guests were really disappointed that a peanut plantation had no peanut plants. They could at least give some history...More

Thank Bernie258
Caroline L, Manager at Poplar Grove Plantation, responded to this review

Oh my! We are so sorry about not having any peanut plants for you to see in our vegetable garden, as they are out of season for April & aren't harvested until September. Your tour guide should have directed you to the Agricultural Building which...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Poplar Grove is a lovely place to visit. The grounds are historic and beautiful. Not sure they do the best job caring for the animals there though. It makes no sense to save horses from slaughter and then hold a "Kentucky Derby" fundraiser for them....supporting...More

Thank KrisInstead
Reviewed 7 March 2017

To be honest, Poplar Grove Plantation wasn't on our original list of places to visit on our most recent vacation to the South and Southeast. Located at 10200 US Highway 17 near Wilmington, North Carolina, it is a little out of the way from our...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My friends have been here on several occasions. The flowers are lovely. I especially enjoy the events. Basket making, ghost tours, herb sales. Drop in childrens camp! I would have been here all summer as a child. Learn some Gullah history without travelling hours.

2  Thank cpholesa
Nearby Restaurants
Port City Java
19 reviews
6.63 km away
Cast Iron Kitchen
54 reviews
4.09 km away
Si! Senor Modern Mex
13 reviews
3.88 km away
Italian Bistro
77 reviews
3.23 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sea Turtle Camp
44 reviews
7.15 km away
Uptown Market Antiques
5 reviews
3.93 km away
Liberty Tavern
14 reviews
4.45 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Train ride to the gorge. What is that?
25 September 2015|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from kdarletta | Reviewed this property |
No trains, just hay rides in the fall.