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If you want to see what excess and privilege look like

We were on the Lands and Legacies Tour and this was included, so I took the tour of the house... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Plum Orchard Mansion

This is how the rich and famous lived over a hundred years ago. Pretty amazing that they had indoor... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Monroe, North Carolina
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Cumberland Island National Seashore, Cumberland Island, GA
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

We were on the Lands and Legacies Tour and this was included, so I took the tour of the house. Other members of my party roamed the property and enjoyed birds and other wildlife. While some of the design features and innovations at the property...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This is how the rich and famous lived over a hundred years ago. Pretty amazing that they had indoor bathrooms and a swimming pool. We enjoyed seeing the house and grounds!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

This tour was well worth the time. It was well curated by our guide. What a treat to see a home of this history with so much still intact. The explanations of the furnishings and the technical aspects of the modern bathrooms and kitchen were...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Macimag
Reviewed 5 October 2018

The house is largely renovated and a volunteer guide takes you around the house and grounds-beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

The construction and elegance of this home for the period which it was constructed is amazing. Shows you what the guilted age was about.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Excellent tour that allows you to compare Plum Orchard to The Biltmore house - different times, but you can tell how the tremendous wealth was flaunted.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Toured this house as part of a group from Grayfield Inn. Very interesting as part of the family history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cassie762
Reviewed 19 August 2018

If you go to Cumberland Island National Park, Plum Orchard is a must see. First, the good part: The mansion is fabulous to see. One would not expect to see such a structure in such an isolated place. It is large and impressive, Many rooms...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Putter A
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This house was beyond believe. It gave us a true insight in the life of a great family. Their taste of interior design and grandeur is awesome.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Fascinating how they used ingenuity before technology._We had lunch on the back porch while watching the wild horses pass and graze.

Date of experience: June 2018
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16 June 2018|
Response from 890jant | Reviewed this property |
The only way to get to it is to bike, walk or take the tour van so it probably wouldn’t have the option of a wedding. I would recommend checking with the National Park Service there.
Christine C
25 April 2016|
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