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Museum of Cape Fear

Address: 801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
Phone Number: 910-486-1330
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Fayetteville
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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638 reviews 638 reviews
282 attraction reviews
486 helpful votes 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The museum of the Cape Fear is part of a complex that also includes the 1897 Poe House and Arsenal Park located in Fayetteville, NC. The museum and Poe House are open every day of the week except Mondays and certain Federal holidays. The museum is open from 1000-1700 Tuesday through Saturday and 1300-1700 Sundays. Tours of the Poe house... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Great little museum showing the history of Fayetteville from the Indian period through the arrival of the Scottish Highlanders and onward. The exhibits are very well done, and would be interesting for all ages. Good place to start one's journey; from here, it's just a short drive to historic downtown Fayetteville.

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North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Cape Fear Museum has two floors, small but has a lot of interesting displays and information to tell you about them - totally enjoyed walking through the self guided exhibits packed with history about the Indian Culture, Slave population for this region and plantations. Some of the displays were touchable and the working Water Wheel and Grist Mill were... More 

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memphis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Fayetteville Arsenal is a great kick-off the a visit to the Museum of the Cape Fear. Many artifacts and exhibits to keep you busy for a while. A must visit for locals and visitors to the Cape Fear region.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had no idea we would spend over two hours at this museum taking in all the exhibits on two floors and visiting the arsenal and Poe House which are part of the complex. This is a great free complex. Be advised that although the Poe House tour is free, it is only offered at specific times Tuesday - Friday... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This museum has the arsenal outside , Poe House next door and great displays indoors. Great place for children to learn and do things.

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portsmouth, va
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

As first time visitors to the area, this was a nice intro. I don't remember much from the first floor but the second floor had some interesting exhibits. I think this would work more as a docent guided tour. Make sure you walk the short distance across the pedestrian walkway across the interstate. We enjoyed seeing the rock/brick foundations of... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's been Years since wife and I went here but I like it. The staff was informative and help full eager to share their knowledge. The museum I wish was larger but one spends more time in there than it seamed. But the part I really like was the 1897 (Poe? house ) I just really enjoyed looking at the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Felt kinda like it is dedicated solely to African American history of the area, and treatment. Left feeling a little disappointed.

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194 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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