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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 plantation is a must see for anyone interested in American History. Used as a peanut plantation the home was furnished in period furniture and the out-buildings show the conditions the slaves live...  read more »
  • The Plantation Home is compact and all rooms are on display. The guide showed a lot of knowledge on regard to the history and details of the interior. The outbuildings can be visited on your own, incl...  read more »
  • We visited the Poplar Grove Plantation in the same day as we visited Bellamy House and this was a smaller, more rural version of that house (IMHO). The staff were very friendly and helpful. Because we...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Absolutely beautiful place to explore ,awesome place to take your family to, we enjoyed it tremendously the staff was friendly helpful and totally awesome,
  • It's just an awesome place especially for a car show lot of trees and shade just a really nice place
  • Fantastic trails and farm animals for the kids to see.
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