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Address: 801 Arsenal Ave., Fayetteville, NC
Phone Number: +1 910-486-1330
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.

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Museum of Cape Fear

Every time I go to see the Poe House I also go to see the Museum of Cape fear, located next door. It is a small museum but has a lot of character and interecting displays suitable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
Liviana286
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Summerville, South Carolina
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221 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

History buffs will certainly enjoy a visit to the Cape Fear Museum. While small, the displays are well done and include a large number of artifacts. The museum presents a good history of the Cape Fear regions and reflect well on the excellent work local volunteers can do.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Every time I go to see the Poe House I also go to see the Museum of Cape fear, located next door. It is a small museum but has a lot of character and interecting displays suitable for school age children. The museum tells the story of North Carolina sttlers and how they deal with their hard yourney. from primitive... More 

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1 Thank Liviana286
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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540 reviews
466 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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.

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1 Thank norgeva
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 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.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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228 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Dez P
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Jerry H
Hagerstown, Maryland
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587 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mfclingan
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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682 reviews
347 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Rachel C
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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141 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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