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Address: 801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5300
Phone Number: 910-486-1330
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.

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This is by no means a large museum. But I did enjoy the displays that they did have. I thought it was worth a stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is by no means a large museum. But I did enjoy the displays that they did have. I thought it was worth a stop.

Thank norgeva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum includes the museum building, The Poe House tour and the ruins of the civil war arsenal. Lots to do and see. Suggested donation box is $1. My favorite display item in this museum was the civil war sewing machine. Currently waiting on the Poe House tour to start.

Thank Evelyn Kennedy D
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I decided to take my mom out for Mother's Day, and after lunch in one of the area restaurants, we visited the Museum of the Cape Fear. We lived in the Fayetteville area for 15 years before we realized this place existed, so it was a nice treat on a Sunday afternoon. So what is there to do? Naturally, there's... More 

Thank Dez P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The small museum did a good job of telling the local history. I was informative for adult and made into a small adventure for children to learn about the past. Consisted of the main building, the Poe house next door and a trail to where an old armory used to be located.

Thank Jerry H
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

What a neat museum. It nicely walks the patrons of the museum through the history of the area by starting with the native americans and going through the antebellum period. The displays are informative and the museum is wall laid out. The front desk receptionist was quite friendly.

Thank Mfclingan
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This Museum was wonderful & quaint. Very quiet, small facility, with lots of interactive displays for children and activities for them to physically do to participate in learning the histories of America & Cape Fear & the South. There is even an option for children (of proper age) to be an "explorer" and rent a backpack to do different activities... More 

Thank TravelLoverJohnson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great place to get an overview of history for all of North Carolina. The exhibit of photographs for the slave plantation was fascinating, and the arsenal park adjacent are quite interesting.

Thank Rachel C
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Travel back to the early history of the Cape Fear River area. This museum allows visitors to start from the era of early Native Americans and their hollowed out canoes to the time after the American Revolution. Private tours are available to the public with minimum notice or you can wander about the museum on your own. The staff there... More 

Thank Madeline103119148
Wade, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been to this fine museum many times. I enjoy and recommend you stop in while you are in Fayetteville. And if you live in Fayetteville and have yet to visit...shame on you. ;P

Thank ohsnapanm
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This museum has a the history of the area with some very unique exhibits. Two floors with one exhibit a actual makeup of a riverboat. The tour of the Eger Allen Poe house (same name, but not the author) was very informative about how people lived in the Victorian time period. Well worth the visit and admission is free.

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