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Museum of Cape Fear

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Address: 801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
Phone Number: 910-486-1330
Today
10:00 am - 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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good visuals - better than many museums I've seen

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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289 attraction reviews
516 helpful votes 516 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

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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