Tour Schedule & Prices

Back Parlor

TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR TOURS.

In consideration of our families, our staff and volunteers, our neighbors, and our community, Poplar Grove is taking steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19, and instead spreading the word to follow best practices outlined by local, state and federal agencies.

Poplar Grove will be closed to the public from 1 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020 to 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2020, and will begin regularly scheduled tours starting at 10 a.m. – unless directed otherwise by state and federal agencies.

Only essential staff will be on site to answer phone calls and emails. In the meantime, stay safe, and think of others most at risk. We look forward to sharing the awakening of spring when this pandemic has run its course.

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 tours, 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 Entrance 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

Closed on Tuesdays, Sundays, and the month of January.

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

Appointments for weddings and receptions can still be made by contacting chrissy@poplargrove.org. For school program tour bookings, please email felicia@poplargrove.org.

LOW SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Hours of Operation 9:30 AM – 1 PM close

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday March

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday October

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

The Manor House, grounds, outbuildings, and exhibits close at 1:00 PM.  Please allow enough time to visit these areas prior to the last tour of the day. 

STAFF NOTES:

March is a wonderfully quiet time to visit the house and grounds. If you are a history buff, this is an opportunity to ask more specific questions or linger longer in the heritage art studios. Staff and interns will also be working exclusively on a Gullah Geechee exhibit in the agricultural building.

October features 12 evenings of paranormal tours; therefore we will be closed on Saturdays until evening paranormal tours begin. If your plans to visit are limited to a weekend opportunity, consider making arrangements for a Friday or Saturday evening tour (see below for scheduling). A history of the house and family is provided for context of the collective paranormal experiences of staff and visitors over the years.

MID SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Hours of Operation 9:30 AM – 3 PM close

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September, April, May 

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

*NOTE: The 12 PM tour is self-guided. Self-guided tours are at a reduced rate, and scheduled times are dependent upon guided tour operations.

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. 

HIGH SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Hours of Operation 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM close

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & 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.

POST-SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Hours of Operation 9:30 AM – 1 PM close

Saturday or By Appointment, November

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

The Manor House, grounds, outbuildings, and exhibits close at 1:00 PM.  Please allow enough time to visit these areas prior to the last tour of the day. 

STAFF NOTES:

November is a busy month for school programs as well as staff and volunteer preparations for A Merry Little Christmas Festival. Saturday morning tours provide an opportunity to preview the various stages of decorating the Manor House, especially the last Saturday of November.

By Appointment, tours for 4 or more persons can be reserved Monday-Friday through emily@poplargrove.org.

PRE-SEASON DAILY TOUR TIMES

Hours of Operation 9:30 AM – 1 PM close

Saturday or By Appointment, February

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

The Manor House, grounds, outbuildings, and exhibits close at 1:00 PM.  Please allow enough time to visit these areas prior to the last tour of the day. 

STAFF NOTES:

By Appointment, tours for 4 or more persons can be reserved Monday-Friday through emily@poplargrove.org.

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

$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, Halloween Brews & Broomsticks, 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 2020 Farmers’ Market season begins Wednesday, April 15th. PLEASE NOTE: The Manor House requires regular admission prices for touring.

PARANORMAL GHOST TOURS

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

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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 & home-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.