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Museum of Cape Fear

801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
910-486-1330
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Ranked #11 of 26 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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North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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5 attraction reviews
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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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