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Poplar Grove Plantation

10200 US Highway 17, Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Beautiful and fascinating

I was enthralled and enchanted during my visit to Poplar Grove in July 2017. The tour guide we had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tjh2
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London
Beautiful Plantation home

We enjoy touring Plantation homes and their grounds and the history behind them. This is a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lori M
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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I was enthralled and enchanted during my visit to Poplar Grove in July 2017. The tour guide we had was exceptional, and he involved the whole group in his engaging, entertaining discussions. The grounds are beautiful, and the insight into the history of this area...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoy touring Plantation homes and their grounds and the history behind them. This is a beautiful Plantation home. On the grounds they have a basket weaving shop as well as a horse barn and stables and a blacksmith shop. There is also a family...More

Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

all of these old homes have so much character and old Southern charm, and this one is no different, The architecture and landscaping is breath taking. Wilmington is full of beautiful sites and you really sould not miss any of them.

Thank 145wandah
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

I love going here for a run on the trails. Very pet and People friendly and feel safe and the grounds around the Plantation are beautiful

Thank Brenda e
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

This was really interesting and informative. I love history and there’s always something to learn when you visit any historic place.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I did the paranormal tour they offered around Halloween. I didn't know exactly what to expect and had never been here before. At first I thought it was going to be corny when the guide started talking to the ghosts, but as the tour went...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We took the tour of this beautiful plantation home with a very knowledgeable guide and enjoyed every bite of it.

Thank P L
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Stopped here to get my wife her "plantation Fix". Not bad. Good tour and clean grounds. Interesting house and a few outbuildings. Barn is now a wedding venue as is the grounds behind the house. Interesting lady in the "basket" building.

Thank Fran F
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Definitely be here for the harvest, where they have activities for the kids to make and take. Also there will be hay rides and the veggies and crafts to buy.

Thank MS649673
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Stopped in recently on our way back from an overnight in Wilmington. Just about a 20 minute drive from downtown. We lucked out in being the only guests on our tour with Wayne, a former Coast Guard Captain who was chock full of knowledge about...More

Thank capecodders4
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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
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missjimmie
25 September 2015|
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Response from kdarletta | Reviewed this property |
No trains, just hay rides in the fall.
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