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Cape Fear Museum

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-798-4350
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Local Museum with a Shell Twist

This is a local museum, emphasis on local. It tells the local history you may not find interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
OICommando
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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Surprisingly enjoyable for a variety of ages.

Popped in here while waiting for the next guided tour at nearby Bellamy Mansion. Was not expecting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
capecodders4
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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. Closed Mondays September - May.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (16 reviews)
“michael jordan” (11 reviews)
“cape fear” (45 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 5 days ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank capecodders4
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jerry_Bagnell
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Thank tman4lom
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

Thank oumom53
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.

Thank dino2mom
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

Thank Reginald N
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!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

If, like us, one of your main joys of visiting other US cities is to learn about local history, this museum will delight you. From pre-colonial days to the late 20th century, the local history exhibit provides interesting and unique information about Wilmington and the...More

Thank Richard S
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visited and learned a lot about the Cape Fear region!

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I lived here 8 years before we finally decided to go the Cape Fear Museum. What a dummy I was. I could have saved so much time learning about the area if I'd just gone when I moved here. Great museum with professional exhibits. Small...More

Thank Lauren F
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

Better late than never! :) Thank you for visiting and taking the time to give us a review. We do hope you come back, either to bring a friend or experience one of our programs!

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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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