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Address: On Cape Fear River at jct. of NC 1530 and 1529, Wilmington, NC

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Not open to the public

Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public, It is now a private residence. The new owner, however, is doing a great job of restoring the entire area to its natural habitat... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Leon H
Southport, NC, United States
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had so looked forward to visiting this beautiful plantation! I am glad to hear that it is being restored, and I hope that in the future it will once again welcome visitors to some of the beautiful gardens. My rating is only due to its private status.

Thank Trish S
bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I visited Orton Plantation twice in the early 2000's. It was a stunning display of camellias and azaleas in early April. It was sad to see it closed when I went back for a third time to take my family! From alligators on the bank to the elevated plank walk across the watery swamp, it was truly a spectacular place... More 

1 Thank k s
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Once open to the public, this grounds are now under new ownership and closed! If you travel toward Fort Anderson you may see the gates, and the alligators that reside in the ponds along the way.

Thank Karen W
Southport, NC, United States
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public, It is now a private residence. The new owner, however, is doing a great job of restoring the entire area to its natural habitat. If you are in the area, plan to visit Fort Anderson and Old Brunswick Town.

3 Thank Leon H
Las Vegas, Nv.
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I have a "soft spot" for ORTON PLANTATION as I found it a "special" place that i OFTEN think back on. Lovely grounds & "feel" here for sure ! HIGHLY recommend !

Thank AFamilyGuy_1
Leland, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

A brief touch local history. Doesn't take long but worth the tour if avaiable. Beautiful area with great views.

Thank George R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This plantation has sadly been closed to the public recently. Repurchased by one of the descendants of the original family, who plans to turn it into a working rice plantation again. It will then be reopened to school groups, etc. I have been there a few times, once lucky enough to walk the grounds during peak azalea week. It is... More 

2 Thank Barbara L
Corpus Christi, Texas
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Lovely Plantation which I remember as a child visiting as well. Was a historic stop for high schools as well. Love the gardens and the people and how they portray the times.

Thank CAHI57
Leland, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

Orton was founded by one of the original settlers of Brunswick County. A direct descendant of the family recently purchased the property and is restoring it to the rice plantation it once was. Unfortunately, he has closed the grounds to the public. It is to his credit that he has cleared over 5,000 acres of land to restore the long-leaf... More 

5 Thank Joeb1943
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Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife were married in the chapel may 04, 2008. Todays our anniversary and we would love to revisit!!! so sad that it is closed to the public now as i would give anything to be able to relive that special day at that special place again with my special person in life.

Thank James S

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