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Cape Fear Museum

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
+1 910-798-4350
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GREAT Museum Experience!

The Cape Fear Museum near Historic downtown Wilmington is a very interesting and well presented... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barbara H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Wonderful Museum!

The museum has a bit of something for everyone - starting with the "creatures" that inhabited the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kaypsu76
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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (19 reviews)
“michael jordan” (13 reviews)
“cape fear” (51 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank kaypsu76
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. 📷

Thank snapple01
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

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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.

Thank Troy C
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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.

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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.

Thank hlh96
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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!

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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

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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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Reviewed 18 April 2018

I usually hit the museums in the places I visit and while I have been to the amazing big city ones, this one was pretty good for it's size. You can see it as fast as you can read it. They have good a good...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

We're glad you stopped by and visited. Appreciate the review!

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

What a treat for us during the 2018 Azalea Festival! The Cape Fear Gardens were part of the garden tour and on Saturday and Sunday, free admission was also included to the museum itself ( usually $8 for adults). Gardens had interactive displays to help...More

Thank Janice P
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for the great review and coming out during the Azalea Festival!

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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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