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Address: 801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
Phone Number: 910-486-1330
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.

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Another Terrific Historical Stop in Fayetteville

Don't miss stopping here if you enjoy American history. The museum itself is a small two-story building with nicely done displays of the history of Fayetteville. Many exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Michigan
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185 reviews 185 reviews
53 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Don't miss stopping here if you enjoy American history. The museum itself is a small two-story building with nicely done displays of the history of Fayetteville. Many exhibit items are unique and there are several fun hands-on displays (including a mock Civil War tent) for kids. We had a 6 yr. old with us who learned a lot about his... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The museum is middle sized, but has some excellent displays of the Cape Fear River region history. It includes a full sized replica of a 19th century river boat. The museum is next to the historic Poe House and the old Confederate Armory remains. This is a nice park, frequently with Revolutionary and Civil War reenactments. Well worth a couple... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a two-story museum honoring the history of the area. It's evident that a great deal of time was put into the creation of the various exhibits - like the side of a boat to show the ship loading docks. The staff was cheerful and helpful. There's no charge to see the museum - but we put money into... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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657 reviews 657 reviews
289 attraction reviews
539 helpful votes 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
65 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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