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Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington

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Historic Site
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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  • While we enjoyed learning the history of the Foy family and our docent was eager to answer any questions. The property was lacking appeal and our guests were really disappointed that a peanut plantati...  more »
  • Poplar Grove is a lovely place to visit. The grounds are historic and beautiful. Not sure they do the best job caring for the animals there though. It makes no sense to save horses from slaughter and ...  more »
  • To be honest, Poplar Grove Plantation wasn't on our original list of places to visit on our most recent vacation to the South and Southeast. Located at 10200 US Highway 17 near Wilmington, North Carol...  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,