Walk among the spirits of the Poplar Grove Plantation

It is believed that at least three spirits haunt the halls of the Poplar Grove Plantation Manor House.

It is believed that at least three spirits haunt the halls of the Poplar Grove Plantation Manor House.

Between the 1800’s and the 1900’s, five generations of the Foy family lived in the home. And from stories and experiences of staff and guests, it seems as though some of those family members never left.

Today, Poplar Grove Plantation offers paranormal tours which are open to the public. Those who participate in the tours use a KII meter to try to detect any spirits or activity.

Poplar Grove Plantation Director of Tourism Felicia Greene says one of the most common paranormal occurrences that guests have is seeing a small, older woman with gray hair, a dark dress and spectacles peek out of one of the windows of the home.

“We think that is Mary Ann [Foy] still looking over her home,” Greene said.

But it’s not just Mary Ann that likes to make her presence known in the home.

“Gentleman make their presence known too,” Greene said. “Sometimes we’ll have a smell of cigars that will just pop up in the house and sometimes we’ll have sounds of boots walking around on the main level.”

Other common paranormal occurrences that have been reported in the home are a feeling of scratching or hair pulling in Mary Ann’s bedroom, and sudden coughing or feeling like you can’t catch your breath, specifically in the office of the home.

To try to experience any of these paranormal activities yourself visit Poplar Grove Plantation’s website here. You must book your tour in advance.

Happy haunting!


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