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Museum of Cape Fear

801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
910-486-1330
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Fayetteville
Type: Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is a regional museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. The museum features artifacts and... more »
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English first
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137 reviews 137 reviews
92 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This historical complex incuded a museum, an arsenal park, and an 1897 house. It was a very interesting review of NC history. There was a phot montage in the museum depicting child labor in the textile factories in the early 1900s that was especially enlightening.

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WILMINGTON
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

At first we thought this would be a short visit, but this museum contains a wealth of information and hands on exhibits. All are well taken care of. A 30 minute short stop turned into two hours.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Nice little history of the Cape Fear area. You can go here to get on the tour for the Poe House. I would have like to have seen more. It's free!!

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Gallipolis, OH
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We loved this museum. It has interesting displays that detail the rich history of the area. Lots of information. I can see that it would be great for school age children.

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Orlando, Florida
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187 reviews 187 reviews
97 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The two-floor museum contains many interesting exhibits. The Poe house is only open for public tours on the weekends. The ruins of the arsenal are also located on the grounds over a foot bridge. Worth a stop!

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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579 reviews 579 reviews
122 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A cool trifecta of History... the Poe House, the CFV Museum and the Arsenal all in ONE and all for FREE... got to love that. Worth taking the dosant tour of the home. The museum has two floors all worth a gander. The Arsenal Park is just that, minimal ruins of the original building foundation and a ''ghost tower'' that... More

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Raeford, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

A very well thought out museum with extremely friendly and knowledgeable staff. It is not overly large or imposing in anyway so don't worry about having to dedicate huge amounts of time or effort to enjoy this gem of a museum.

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Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Very interesting history of Cape fear and Wilmington riots. We learned quite a bit about both of these places that we had never known. There is also a tour of the E. Poe house next door. We only had a group of 5, so we could ask a lot of questions. Very informative, and a really nice house. The quide... More

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Lansing, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This museum follows the history of the Cape Fear area from prehistoric to modern times. It is a small museum but pretty comprehensive in it's coverage. We had our 8 yr old granddaughter with us and they gave her a pamphlet with questions that she could find the answers in the various exhibits. She really enjoyed doing this. The staff... More

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Fayetteville, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Took out of town visitors, they enjoyed learning more about the area, and so did I. Friendly staff. Interesting museum.

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