Have you ever wondered what southern plantation life was like in the 1800’s? To know what it’s like to share a Thanksgiving dinner where everything on the table came from your own fields and forests? To flee from your home when it’s taken over by unwanted intruders? If you want to step back in time and find out about a fascinating tale of love and war and the strength of a Southern family, you have come to the right place!
Located on the Trent River in Pollocksville, NC, just south of New Bern, the Foscue Plantation welcomes you to Jones County and to a period in time more than 200 years ago. Built in 1824 by Simon Foscue, Jr., the plantation house has been in the family for nine generations. The décor is high-style ante-bellum and retains a number of original furnishings. In addition, the family has continued to acquire antiques which are correct to the period. Placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 1971, it was one of the first in North Carolina to be so designated. It is definitely a tour you won’t want to miss. With three floors and a working basement, cemetery, garden, forest, plantation land, and the Trent River at the back of the property, there is certainly much to see. Tickets may be purchased for tours conducted Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and by appointment. We are also available for special events and gatherings. Please call for more information.