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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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108 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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153 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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130 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 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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