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Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington

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Poplar Grove Plantation is a peanut plantation by the Topsail sound in Scotts Hill near Wilmington in Pender County, North Carolina. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in North Carolina on July 16, 1979.HistoryThe plantation was originally owned by the widow of Cornelius Harnett. Later, the property which once included Figure Eight Island became the home of the Foy family, an American family of French Huguenot descent, from 1795 until 1971. The original plantation house was destroyed in a fire. The current house, a 12 room Greek Revival-style mansion, was built in the early 1850s by Joseph Mumford Foy.The Plantation is now under the care of Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc. Poplar Grove opened as a museum to the public in 1980.
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  • The house is absolutely gorgeous and the tour guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable.....loved wandering the grounds and seeing the animal sanctuary....great way to spend the afternoon! 
  • Interesting historic site with a neat story behind it. Gardens and area around it could stand a bit of a refurbishment as it looks a bit old and tired. Neat old place that is worth a stop if you are i...  more »
  • This tour was conducted completely in the dark-not scary, only frustrating as you could not see a bloody thing the docent was talking about in each room. She gave family history but VERY little about ...  more »
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  • Nice. House tour with history lesson. Farm animals. The walking/nature trails are beautiful! Especially the mill pond. And the nature trails, even the mill pond itself, are dog friendly!!
  • I was very lucky to have my wedding at poplar Grove plantation. The staff is nothing but wonderful! Chrissy attends to every detail and is always available to answer any questions. Betha made sure everything went flawlessly too. For everything received, it was a great price. The bridal suite in the manor house is beautiful. They have to options for wedding site. We picked gazebo and it was beyond beautiful. The reception barn was perfect and the Mason jar lights are an exceptional touch. The specialty floor is so cool! I highly recommend poplar Grove for any event. They also had me sold on them being a non profit animal sanctuary. Cannot speak highly enough of the location and staff.
  • Great tour guide and tour. We stopped in and they took us for a personal tour with no waiting whatsoever. They answered all of our questions. The house has a lot of neat artifacts, and you can get up real close to just about every one of them, which is highly unusual for a historical home.
  • Fantastic trails and farm animals for the kids to see.
  • Absolutely beautiful place to explore ,awesome place to take your family to, we enjoyed it tremendously the staff was friendly helpful and totally awesome,