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Cape Fear Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wilmington History Comes Alive Here

We had company revisit and we've never been here before. Right now, they've had some Hurricane... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Donna C
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Very nicely done!

A well-laid out, chronological history of the Wilmington area. There are quite a few hands-on areas... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
KarlaMKB
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Exploring the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region. Founded in 1898. Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM Sunday: 1-5 PM.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
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+1 910-798-4350
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had company revisit and we've never been here before. Right now, they've had some Hurricane Florence damage and are not charging admission. They will again in January. I liked seeing the Camera exhibit, the space capsule exhibit and the Williston Academy for African-American students...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donna C
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for coming and we are happy you enjoyed the visit!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

A well-laid out, chronological history of the Wilmington area. There are quite a few hands-on areas that are great for all ages. The museum is small enough to enjoy the whole thing in an hour or so. Very nicely done!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KarlaMKB
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for visiting and happy to hear you enjoyed the Museum!

Reviewed 16 August 2018

The Cape Fear Museum near Historic downtown Wilmington is a very interesting and well presented overview of the history, ecology, industry and people of the Cape Fear River/Wilmington area. It's relatively small, but comprehensive and the presentations are very insightful (& without a political agenda)...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for visiting and so happy you enjoyed the Museum!

Reviewed 11 August 2018

The museum has a bit of something for everyone - starting with the "creatures" that inhabited the Cape Fear/Wilmington area before "humans" arrived from across the pond; to the Revolutionary War and the part it played, to the Civil War and the importance of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for visiting and so glad you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Lots of history about the area, plus a small science museum downstairs, and a children's play area. The whole museum is very interactive to keep all ages entertained. Adults will enjoy learning about war history, culture, and racial history of the area. This was a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Heidi M
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and happy you enjoyed your museum experience!

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This museum is great for children and adults. It is a very well loved and taken care of museum. You will learn lots of history by stopping by. Highly recommended making time during your vacation. 📷

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank snapple01
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Museum! Thank you for the excellent review.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

The first floor is for the kids, which is very entertaining. Upstairs however is like walking through history and experiencing what they went through. There is a place to sit and watch a movie about Wilmington's history. I felt like I got to know Wilmington...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sarahstockinger13
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

We are so happy you were able to visit Cape Fear Museum and learn about Wilmington's history. Thank you for the compliments and excellent review!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is by far the best museum about Cape Fear around. I have been to a lot of them and this one is the best.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Troy C
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

So happy to hear you enjoyed visiting the museum! Thank you for the five-star review.

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a small but very interesting museum which was recently updated. A really cool feature I had not seen was a direct hookup to the space shuttle so you could see what was happening as it traveled on our side of the earth.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hlh96
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and happy to hear you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 29 June 2018

My whole family enjoyed this museum, including all my boys (ages 6 to 16). The gentleman working the front desk was very helpful, giving us a general layout of the museum and encouraging the younger boys to do the scavenger hunt throughout the museum. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for visiting and so happy that you enjoyed Cape Fear Museum! Appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

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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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