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Museum of Cape Fear

801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5300
+1 910-486-1330
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Great Display of Local History

The museum is a must for anyone wanting to understand the history of the region. Great activities... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Reginald N
via mobile
This is a surprise gem tucked away near downtown

I went here more to check off my list of things to do in Fayetteville. I was very pleasantly... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Bill W
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good52%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“arsenal park” (7 reviews)
“poe house” (17 reviews)
“civil war” (4 reviews)
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801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5300
+1 910-486-1330
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is a must for anyone wanting to understand the history of the region. Great activities for children 7 and up. Will return to tour Poe House and educational backpack activities.

Thank Reginald N
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went here more to check off my list of things to do in Fayetteville. I was very pleasantly surprised by the exhibits which were both eye catching and informative.

Thank Bill W
Museum of the C, Curator of Education at Museum of Cape Fear, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for the rating and your kind comments. Also, thank you for taking the time to find us. We're glad you were pleased with your visit.

Reviewed 9 January 2017

We recently spent a few hours at the Museum of Cape Fear. It was two stories filled with many very-well-done exhibits on the history of the area. The displays were good, and very informational. A great way to spend a few hours in Fayetteville!

Thank dfreg123
Reviewed 14 October 2016

History buffs will certainly enjoy a visit to the Cape Fear Museum. While small, the displays are well done and include a large number of artifacts. The museum presents a good history of the Cape Fear regions and reflect well on the excellent work local...More

2  Thank Fred M
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Every time I go to see the Poe House I also go to see the Museum of Cape fear, located next door. It is a small museum but has a lot of character and interecting displays suitable for school age children. The museum tells the...More

1  Thank Liviana286
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is by no means a large museum. But I did enjoy the displays that they did have. I thought it was worth a stop.

1  Thank norgeva
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This museum includes the museum building, The Poe House tour and the ruins of the civil war arsenal. Lots to do and see. Suggested donation box is $1. My favorite display item in this museum was the civil war sewing machine. Currently waiting on the...More

1  Thank Evelyn Kennedy D
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I decided to take my mom out for Mother's Day, and after lunch in one of the area restaurants, we visited the Museum of the Cape Fear. We lived in the Fayetteville area for 15 years before we realized this place existed, so it was...More

Thank Dez P
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The small museum did a good job of telling the local history. I was informative for adult and made into a small adventure for children to learn about the past. Consisted of the main building, the Poe house next door and a trail to where...More

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 1 April 2016

What a neat museum. It nicely walks the patrons of the museum through the history of the area by starting with the native americans and going through the antebellum period. The displays are informative and the museum is wall laid out. The front desk receptionist...More

Thank Mfclingan
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