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Cape Fear Museum

814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-798-4350
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Ranked #9 of 38 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The state's oldest history museum now houses the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A very eclectic mix of stuff. Some to keep anyone from 3-300 interested. Would definitely go back. Very very informative.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This museum is jam packed with very informative and neat stuff for all ages to look at and enjoy! We learned a lot and this is a great family place to spend an afternoon at.

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VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed this place. We learned a lot and they had some really neat things for younger kids.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This museum is just a real gem. It is obvious that the curators took time and effort to best display the history of Wilmington in a way that keeps both adults and children actively engaged. Walking through the history is great, but even better are the small treasures that pop up along the way. I loved the little exhibit on... More

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New York
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149 reviews 149 reviews
21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Went here with family on a drizzly day and on a whim. We were very pleasantly surprised. This is a very well designed museum with great miniature displays of life as it was on the Cape Fear in the beginning and during very turbulent times. It even kept my 2 teenaged sons interest as they walked around checking things out.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
54 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited the Cape Fear museum on Friday, April 18, 2014. We arrived around 1pm. One of the best exhibits is right when you first walk in – a giant 14 foot tall prehistoric sloth. The self-guided tour leads you through the recorded history of the Cape Fear area. The exhibits are interesting and present in an interesting manner. The... More

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Leland, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I just love coming back to the Cape Fear Museum when I have the chance. I have been numerous times but each time I seem to learn more and more. It's a great place to learn about the history of wilmington and great for kids to play and learn as well.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Spent an afternoon in this very interesting museum just a few blocks walk from the historic section of town. Covers the local history from pre-Revolutionary War time through the present. All the exhibits are well docented. Enjoyed the diorama of the battle to secure Fort Fisher at the end of the Civil War. Also enjoyed the special exhibit on nano-technology.... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a good place for a fun educated day out! We really loved learning about all of the local history that has taken place! Great for family outings!

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Oberlin, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This museum does an excellent job of presenting the local history. We really enjoyed the time we spent there.

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