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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  • I love going here for a run on the trails. Very pet and People friendly and feel safe and the grounds around the Plantation are beautiful  more »
  • This was really interesting and informative. I love history and there’s always something to learn when you visit any historic place.  more »
  • Wilmington has a large and small have beautiful sights here, too, is one of them. Set in a secluded atmosphere you can feel the beauty of the South. In the afternoon visit, I was able to see a lot of pretty impressive flowers.
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  • Great place to hike. Most trails lead back into one another. Easily over 4 miles worth of trails to venture on. Almost everytime I've been out here, I've found stick build teepees! Bush craft at its finest.
  • Lovely staff that were a pure pleasure to work with. Would love to get to volunteer there sometime in the near future.
  • We go to the nature trail every week with the dogs. It's GREAT!
  • Very interesting and extensive! Brought an out of town visitor, and we both really enjoyed the house with guided tour by a very knowledgeable woman, the exhibits and demonstrations in the many out buildings, etc. We also appreciated the extensive exhibit and information about the roll of slavery and skilled enslaved craftspeople, who were a major part of the success of the plantation.
  • Wonderful vendor and craft show. Took the candlelight tour at Poplar Grove. Beautiful. Great way to spend a winter, cold day.
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