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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  • August 12, 2017
    Poplar Grove recently added a really cool experience where you can learn some of the basics of working metal in a forge. I have previous forge experience, but it's been a while, so I was anxious to ge...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    The plantation house is really well preserved with lots of artifacts and the tour guide was really knowledgeable and happy to take questions. Also enjoyed the small exhibit about slaves and slave labo...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Thus is a really nice place to visit. There is a lot of space outside for kids to run and work off some energy. The house is really lovely and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There is a small f...  more »
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  • June 15, 2017
    Wonderful place for nature lovers!! Family friendly animal sanctuary & a nature preserve with trails for runners, walkers and dogs on or off leash. There's a large pond and place to picnic. Dogs can swim while kids play! Weekly farmers market held every Wed in season (8 months a year) & community events (like the herb & garden fair or Halloween hay rides) are held there frequently throughout the year. It's just a wonderful place to visit and I'd encourage people to support Poplar Grove any chance they get. I believe they operate on donations although I'm not sure. I'm not affiliated with them in any way. It's just one of my absolute favorite places to be!
  • July 6, 2017
    I have been visiting Popular Grove every year for eight years now. It's just a magnificent place that takes you back in time as you walk the grounds and visit the mansion. Please come visit and help support this non profit magical place.
  • July 10, 2017
    Our group had a great time during our visit. We seemed to have lots of activity with ghost app and the K2 meters.
  • April 28, 2017
    Stopped to take pictures of my daughter and her date next to the house. A very rude woman came out and told us we needed to pay to take the pictures or "get off of the property". No need to be so rude. I encourage everyone to not patronize this house.
  • May 31, 2017
    Vendors were great, not pushy at all. Our kid loved the home made krispy treats.

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