Tour Schedule & Prices

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Welcome to Poplar Grove!  

To prepare for A Merry Little Christmas Festival, Poplar Grove is under low-season hours of operation. The grounds and Stables are closed to the public Sunday through Friday. Daily guided tours of the manor house will be conducted on Saturdays only during the month of November and early December. However, during this special season of preparation, the site is open to scheduled school groups.

Please scroll below for hours of operation for low-season tour times.  

The Manor House and outbuildings are under the auspices of Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit. All funds generated through Manor House and Stable tours, memberships, school programs, Farmers’ Market vendor fees, rental facilities, and festivals provide the revenue to maintain and preserve the historic Manor House, outbuildings, heritage art exhibits, artist studios, pastures and stables.

Entrance for our property is on the South side of the Manor House, where the Farmers’ Market and Poplar Grove Plantation signs are posted.  If you drive past the Manor House, you have gone too far.

Thank you for supporting our conservation, education, and preservation efforts!

HOURS OF OPERATION

We make every effort to provide guided tours of the Manor House; however, there are occasions when staffing or volunteer hours are limited and self-guided tours are the only option to view the house. *In December, special hours of operation for two weekends only. Please click here for A Merry Little Christmas Festival event dates and times.  

Closed Sundays and during the entire month of January for general repairs and maintenance. Appointments for weddings and receptions can still be made by contacting chrissy@poplargrove.org.

LOW SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Saturday Only, November and February

10 AM, 11 AM, *12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM (Last Tour of Day)

The Manor House, grounds, outbuildings, and exhibits close at 3:00 PM.  Please allow enough time to visit these areas prior to the last tour of the day.  Scheduled group tours for 15 or more can be reserved during the week through Felicia Greene, felicia@poplargrove.org.

Self-guided tours are at a reduced rate, and scheduled times are dependent upon guided tour operations.

HIGH SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Monday – Saturday, June, July, August

9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM,

1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM (Last Tour of Day)

The Manor House, grounds, outbuildings, and exhibits close at 4:30 PM.  Please allow enough time to visit these areas prior to the last tour of the day.

Self-guided tours are also available at a reduced rate, and dependent upon guided tour operations.

MID SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Monday – Saturday, September, October, March, April, May 

10 AM, 11 AM, *12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM (Last Tour of Day)

*NOTE: The 12 PM tour is self-guided.

The Manor House, grounds, outbuildings, and exhibits close at 3:00 PM.  Please allow enough time to visit these areas prior to the last tour of the day. Scheduled group tours for 15 or more can be reserved during the week through Felicia Greene, felicia@poplargrove.org.

Self-guided tours are at a reduced rate, and scheduled times are dependent upon guided tour operations.

PRICES*

$12.00 Adults

$10.00 Senior Adults and Military
$6.00 Youth (6 – 15) (Also School Groups)
$9.00 Self-guided tours

$9.00 Ticket to enjoy grounds, playground, picnic & barn animals viewing

$5.00 Guided hands-on Stables Tours Wednesdays Only during the Farmers’ Market season
$10.00 Group Adult rates (15 or more). Call for reservations: 910-686-9518 ext 106.

$20.00 Town & Country Dual Ticket with the Bellamy Mansion

*Fees do not include sales tax.

NOTE: Poplar Grove schedules many activities throughout the year, including school programs, community events and festivals as well as a weekly farmers’ market. The site is also a major wedding venue, especially during the peak periods of the spring and fall. Such activities will impact a visitor’s experience, especially during the weekends of the Herb & Garden Fair, Summer Harvest Festival and A Merry Little Christmas Festival, so please check our Calendar of Events to arrange your visit around our major festivals, or choose to join us in the fun!

During the Farmers’ Market hours of operation, the property and outbuildings are open and free to the public to explore on Wednesdays from 8am – 1pm. The 2019 Farmers’ Market season begins Wednesday, April 17th. PLEASE NOTE: The Manor House and Stables require regular admission prices for touring.

PARANORMAL GHOST TOURS

We will offer monthly Moonlight Paranormal Tours between the months of May through October, so keep an eye out for these special evenings. $15 tickets. Advanced reservations required.  Book now!

A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 

Special hours of operation during December for the holidays. A Merry Little Christmas Festival features two weekends of lighted grounds, outdoor Christmas movie favorites, and an arts, crafts & gift show, and more! Candlelight tours of the Manor House are also available. Keep checking our website as this event draws near!

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas through New Years, and the entire month of January. Special hours of operation in December.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Closed during the month of January for general maintenance and repairs
  • Advance notice required for groups of 10 or more
  • School-sanctioned field trips (public, private, pre-school & hom;e-schooled) are required to register and schedule tours using the School Program link
  • Picnic area on site
  • Facilities available for weddings and parties
  • Picture taking is not permitted inside the Manor House
  • Abbey Nature Preserve is not owned or operated by Poplar Grove but free to the public to explore

Prices subject to change.