Poplar Grove Plantation, Wilmington

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Wilmington
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.
The 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 many paths throughout the woods next to the plantation are very well maintained. It is a beautiful area. You could easily spend hours there. I take my dogs to walk there at least once a week in th...  more »
  • Great home and grounds. Our tour guide, Kim, did an excellent job explaining the family history and life on the plantation. The grounds also has a basket gallery, stables, tenant farmer home, blacksmi...  more »
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  • I’ve been to multiple events at Poplar Grove over the years... such a great venue. We love to come check out the trails. There are a few trails that loop around a pond... the long wooden bridge is a great little stop. One of my dogs favorite places to go for a run!
  • Beautifully kept and curated plantation house. If you like history take the guided tour (about an hour) and look for their special events like moonlight ghost tours or craft fairs or live music. There's a public trail through the woods that are adjacent (share the same parking area on the NorthEast side) - take the path to the pond in the woods to see the turtles (bring bug spray for you and old veggies for them).

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