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Relive tales of aristocrats and slavery in the museum of Poplar Hill Mansion. The house, which was constructed at the turn of the 19th century, is of federal design with a whitewashed façade and green shutters. It passed through the hands of key members in the community and housed slave-owners for many years.
Capture photos of the historic mansion from its quiet residential street. Note how it stands out from the humbler buildings along the street. Admire the house’s white, wooden façade, slim columns and elegant style. Ascend a short set of steps to reach the front porch.
Take a tour of the house to learn about its rich history. The building survived a few early fires. Passionate docents will inform you of the uses for each room over the years. At one point in the 1800s, the property included 18 enslaved people. Hear about the legendary ghost of a slave girl called Sara who apparently died in a fire. Her spirit is said to appear as a consoling presence.
Note the typical 19th-century furniture dotted around the house as you follow the tour. Peruse the original artworks and decorative pieces in the well-preserved mansion. Amble through the garden and enjoy the serene atmosphere where sheep, cattle and vegetable crops were once farmed.
The four and a half levels include an English cellar and a loft. Visit the gift shop where you can purchase a range of souvenirs.
The house’s origins date back as far as 1795, when a military serviceman purchased the land. A doctor bought the unfinished house several years later and completed it. Tours are available for free on the first and third Sunday afternoons of each month. Otherwise, you must make an appointment and pay a small fee to enter and take the tour. The house is closed on Tuesdays. You can also rent the building for private events.
Poplar Hill Mansion is on Elizabeth Street just north of the center of Salisbury. There are regular buses to the area from around the city. Johnson Pond is just west of the mansion, while the Wicomico River is south.
Situated in Salisbury, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Poplar Hill Mansion and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Salisbury University. Salisbury Zoo and Wicomico Youth and Civic Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Poplar Hill Mansion and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Salisbury University. Centre at Salisbury and Wicomico Youth and Civic Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Salisbury, this historic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Poplar Hill Mansion and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Salisbury University. Salisbury Zoo and Wicomico Youth and Civic Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Salisbury, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Centre at Salisbury and within 6 mi (10 km) of Salisbury University and Poplar Hill Mansion. Coco's Funhouse and Wicomico Youth and Civic Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Centre at Salisbury and within 3 mi (5 km) of Poplar Hill Mansion and Coco's Funhouse. Salisbury University and Wicomico Youth and Civic Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in a rural location, this romantic vacation home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Coco's Funhouse and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Salisbury University. Wicomico Youth and Civic Center and Salisbury Zoo are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Salisbury, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Centre at Salisbury, Poplar Hill Mansion, and Coco's Funhouse. Wicomico Youth and Civic Center and Salisbury Zoo are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Salisbury, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, and Coco's Funhouse. Wicomico Youth and Civic Center and Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art are also within 3 mi (5 km).