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Cape Fear Museum

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-798-4350
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Great rainy day exploring displays

I wanted to see a movie set, but the recording suggested we attend the Cape Fear Museum, as nothing... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Saburns12
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Charleston, South Carolina
Nicely done!

We were looking for something to do and need to expand our knowledge of the city. Both things... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
James S
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Wallace, North Carolina
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Exploring the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region. Founded in 1898. Closed Mondays September - May.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (17 reviews)
“michael jordan” (12 reviews)
“cape fear” (46 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
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+1 910-798-4350
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I wanted to see a movie set, but the recording suggested we attend the Cape Fear Museum, as nothing was going on. I thought this was time well spent with my 12 and 10 year old grandsons. We brought a picnic and had lunch outside...More

Thank Saburns12
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review Cape Fear Museum! For our Starring Cape Fear! film exhibit, we highlight multiple productions in the Cape Fear regions, instead of a movie set. The exhibit was modeled after a similar one done by the NC Museum of...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something to do and need to expand our knowledge of the city. Both things were accomplished in our 2 hour visit. The young lady at the entrance was friendly and informative. They "advertise" a Michael Jordan exhibit but that was just...More

Thank James S
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to give us a re view! We are glad you enjoyed your visit - and that we helped you expand your knowledge of the city. Hope you'll visit again soon!

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is a local museum, emphasis on local. It tells the local history you may not find interesting. That said, it details the local shipbuilding essential to WWII, WWI involvement, and, of course, the Civil War. None of these are strictly local issues and this...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and got an extra in the form of the NC Shell Show!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Popped in here while waiting for the next guided tour at nearby Bellamy Mansion. Was not expecting much but my teenage daughter and I really enjoyed it. One highlight for us was the HUGE diorama of Wilmington; it was truly fascinating. They have many artifacts...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed we surprised you --- and that your visit!

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We went to see the “Starring Cape Fear” exhibit that featured movies and television shows filmed in our locale. The exhibit was small and featured mostly posters and a few artifacts. The remainder of the museum had exhibits about local history. Although we’ve lived in...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to submit a review - and for your kind words. We're glad you learned new things about your hometown!

Reviewed 30 August 2017

I enjoyed walking through this museum which tells the story of the area. There were a lot of displays and artifacts from the revolutionary and civil wars. There was also stories of the fishing industry and tourism. They had a visiting display from the Smithsonian...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the four stars and taking the time to give us a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is truly a local museum that focuses on local history and science that is relevant to the Cape Fear region. They also offer regular events and programs that are interesting. The price is also very reasonable and occasionally offer free entry. Check out their...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for taking time to give us a review. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited here last week and easily spent 2 1/2 hours and still didn't see everything. The different areas covered a wide variety of topics. One of the more "modern" exhibits covered the evolution of the American backyard, which we found especially entertaining. I'm not...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. And, yes, the backyard exhibit is temporary, so we're happy you were able to see it during your trip!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

We spent a good bit of time here. It was really interesting and they had great exhibits. Lots of history and a very nice facility.

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Small, but very detailed exhibits of area history. The exhibits cover a well rounded interpretation of history from all contributors to the region. Great artifacts and interactive for children ages 7 and up. Will return for back interactive educational activity available starting with the Native...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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kenwhitt1
19 April 2017|
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Response from CapeFearMuseum | Property representative |
Hi there! Please contact us regarding field trips, group rates, etc. 910-798-4362 or visit the programs page on our website. Look forward to seeing you!
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Justin M
12 March 2017|
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Response from CapeFearMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, items from Dawson's Creek are on view in our Starring Cape Fear! exhibit, which is open through October 1, 2017.
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Daria275
7 March 2016|
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Response from stewartb40 | Reviewed this property |
Daria275, yes there is, as per my earlier review, reprinted here for your convenience. "...814 Market St., $8, Mon-Sat, 9-5. Well put-together exhibits detailing the area's early history through the present day. Rise and... More
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