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Poplar Grove Plantation

Open today: 09:00 - 15:30
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We always enjoy our visits to this plantation...the staff are knowledgeable, kind and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
Well worth the stop for the house tour.

While staying in Topsail we looked for something different to do besides the beach everyday and... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
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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 Farmers' Market...more
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10200 US Highway 17, Located on North HWY 17. Entrance south of manor house; Abbey Nature Preserve adjacent to the north., Wilmington, NC 28411-6854
+1 910-686-9518
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always enjoy our visits to this plantation...the staff are knowledgeable, kind and welcoming. This particular tour was new to us and we enjoyed it very much...very entertaining, whether one is a believer in spirits or not. Also, despite the recent hurricane, we were surprised...More

Thank mammia23
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This has been one of our “go to’s” for visiting company for years. We visited today to discover big price increase & less activity. You now have to pay a separate fee to visit the farm animals, the ladies in the basket shop did not...More

Thank Kendra G
Caroline L, Executive Director at Poplar Grove Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Good morning, Kendra! So sorry that the price point for the guided tour of the manor house & self-guided tour of the grounds and outbuildings was outside of your company's price point. Indeed, the manor house underwent extensive renovations between 2013-2015 from rooftop to basement...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

While staying in Topsail we looked for something different to do besides the beach everyday and found this plantation. I highly recommend visiting it if you can go when they are giving a guided tour of the house. Kathy was our tour guide and she...More

Thank Mark19591977
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Went through with my sketching group so we did not tour the mansion but there were other historic buildings to see. You can watch a blacksmith do his craft plus visit some old buildings like the barn. They have a farmer's market there on Wednesday...More

Thank patriciajane108
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I felt like the self guided tour was overpriced for the content. The farmers market was rained out but I still picked up some good veggies for the ones that waited out the storm. Overall a good visit, but I was expecting a little bit...More

Thank Trail790404
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Having visited plantation homes from Virginia to Louisiana we were pleasantly surprised with Poplar Grove! The grounds are in immaculate condition with lots to see and experience. The day we visited the basket weavers were onsite to answer questions and tell a tale or two...More

2  Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We really did enjoy our stop at Poplar Grove. There were just my husband and I and one other couple so we had an almost private tour. You must have a guide in the house itself, though there is an exhibit and gift shop downstairs...More

Thank Jennie E
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

My family and I often enjoy visiting historical sites while on vacation; today we visited and had a guided tour of the Poplar Grove Plantation. It was neat to hear about the history of the area long ago. While the tour was nice, it could...More

Thank thejohngoad
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We have been to different craft markets, farmers markets, and the plant & herb market - all of them had great vendors. The beautiful grounds make it an enjoyable shopping day.

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

We took the house tour and it was wonderful. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. When questions were asked she knew the answer. History of the home was impressive. Ticket prices are very reasonable and everyone was very friendly. If you love history you should...More

Thank Dayle A
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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
24 September 2015|
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Response from Kat W | Reviewed this property |
No trains, just hay rides in the fall.