This 1850 Greek Revival house and plantation is one of the oldest existing peanut plantations in North Carolina. Today, costumed guides lead visitors through this lovingly restored mansion and recount the plantation's history. Skills important to daily nineteenth-century life, such as spinning, weaving, smithery and basketry, are frequently demonstrated, and visitors...more about Poplar Grove Plantation
In the not so distant past, 'downtown' Hampstead, NC, was a pine forest, a three-way stop sign and a little cottage on the corner selling area-grown pitcher plants and Venus flytraps on the front lawn. However, with its beautiful location along the Intracoastal Waterway, just minutes from various beaches and right off I-40, it was inevitable the area would expand into something well populated and highly desirable.
Hampstead is perfect for those seeking the good life, the laid back life, the life away from any hustle and bustle of a city. There is boating, fishing galore, easy access to peaceful waterways for an assortment of water affiliated activity and enough local golf courses to challenge even the extreme club-swinging enthusiast. There are several pleasant shops and restaurants in Hampstead, from local jewelers, thrift shops, antiques and most need-based shopping, to seafood, country cooking and burger joints. Topsail Island and the Atlantic Ocean are just a 15-minute drive away, and nearby Wilmington offers an abundance of shopping, dining and recreational and social activities. Plus, with the newly built business HWY-17 bypass, Hampstead residents can be in Wilmington’s downtown historic district in half an hour.
Come soak in what Hampstead, NC has to offer; we're certain you'll be glad you did.