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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Pleasant tour of old plantation. The docent was great - quite informed on both the house and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brent B
Cary, North Carolina
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Worth Visiting

My wife and I were vacationing in the Wilmington area and wanted a diversion from the beach. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
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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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10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The plantation grounds are beautiful and the tour fantastic. The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the plantation and family. There was a blacksmith working that I wish had a demonstration that we could watch. There were also basket weavers that were...More

Thank mk0714
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I'm not sure I would go here unless there is a specific event happening. They use to do a haunted halloween hay ride, which was fun. They have a weekly farmer's market. They have a petting zoo on a regular basis.

Thank xlr8tin
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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 23 May 2017

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 29 April 2017

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
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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.