Poplar Grove Plantation
of the oldest existing peanut plantations in
Opened as a museum in 1980; today
the mansion is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Poplar Grove Plantation preserves the homestead of a
successful farming family, the outbuildings and crafts typical of an 1800s era working
community. Poplar Grove is preserved through the efforts of the non-profit Poplar Grove
Letís step back in historyÖ
The year is 1795,
James Foy, Jr. has just purchased 628 acres of land from Francis
Clayton. The land is located
on Topsail Sound, in new Hanover
Along the Cape Fear River rice plantations brought economic prosperity, and everywhere within the region thousands of farmers owe their livelihoods to the 'golden leaf', tobacco, however, Poplar Grove owes it's success to the peanut.
'. . . goodness how delicious, . . . eatin' goober peas . . .'
Just a few minutes north of Wilmington, North
Carolina, Poplar Grove offers a wonderful experience for families, with plenty to see and do.
Tour the big house and tenant farmer's cabin, spend
some time visiting the craft shops and learn about basket making and weaving, and the
blacksmith's shop - find out why nails were so precious.
10200 US Highway 17 N., Wilmington, NC 28411 (910) 686-9518 firstname.lastname@example.org