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Poplar Grove Plantation

Open today: 09:00 - 15:30
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Fabulous peek into plantation life in 1800s

We visited Poplar Grove Plantation Oct. 27, 2018 post Hurricane Florence. They lost 18 trees and... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Full moon paranormal tour

We always enjoy our visits to this plantation...the staff are knowledgeable, kind and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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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
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

We visited Poplar Grove Plantation Oct. 27, 2018 post Hurricane Florence. They lost 18 trees and so the vista and grounds have opened up quite a bit, but otherwise all has been cleaned up and there is no trace that a storm has been here....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mschotz
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 827elizabeths
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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 RegalKat | Reviewed this property |
No trains, just hay rides in the fall.