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A Real Plantation South of Wilmington - CHeck to be Sure it's Open

You should e able to visit this real plantation restored by a new owner to reflect what things were... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Bob P
Closter, New Jersey
Not open to the public

Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public, It is now a private residence. The new owner... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2016
Leon H
Southport, NC, United States
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  • Average5%
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Sep 3, 2018
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Sep 3, 2018
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On Cape Fear River at jct. of NC 1530 and 1529, Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Since the new ownership of Orton Plantation it has been closed to the public. Many years ago people would have weddings here because it is so Enchanting. The grounds are gorgeous, there are beautiful lakes and streams full of wildlife, the azaleas are vibrant and...More

1  Thank May H
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Not only is Orton Plantation historic; it's so well-preserved, and so beautiful. The grounds and the home are well-kept; it's not too expensive, and well worth your time. This is one you won't forget. Slightly off the beaten path, but so well worth it.

Thank dixiemay2018
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visited there with our girls some time ago but we were enchanted with its natural beauty! It was at one time a rice plantation. The plantation has lovely azaleas as well as other interesting floral and fauna. The chapel on the grounds was used...More

5  Thank bonniewest2017
Reviewed 10 October 2017

You should e able to visit this real plantation restored by a new owner to reflect what things were like. It is a rare view in my opinion of a southern plantation preserved like few others because of its somewhat isolated location. This is a...More

2  Thank Bob P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I had so looked forward to visiting this beautiful plantation! I am glad to hear that it is being restored, and I hope that in the future it will once again welcome visitors to some of the beautiful gardens. My rating is only due to...More

3  Thank Trish S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I visited Orton Plantation twice in the early 2000's. It was a stunning display of camellias and azaleas in early April. It was sad to see it closed when I went back for a third time to take my family! From alligators on the bank...More

1  Thank ks608
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Once open to the public, this grounds are now under new ownership and closed! If you travel toward Fort Anderson you may see the gates, and the alligators that reside in the ponds along the way.

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Orton Plantation is no longer open to the public, It is now a private residence. The new owner, however, is doing a great job of restoring the entire area to its natural habitat. If you are in the area, plan to visit Fort Anderson and...More

4  Thank Leon H
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I have a "soft spot" for ORTON PLANTATION as I found it a "special" place that i OFTEN think back on. Lovely grounds & "feel" here for sure ! HIGHLY recommend !

Thank AFamilyGuy_1
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A brief touch local history. Doesn't take long but worth the tour if avaiable. Beautiful area with great views.

Thank George R
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