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Cape Fear Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Very nicely done!

A well-laid out, chronological history of the Wilmington area. There are quite a few hands-on areas... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
KarlaMKB
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
GREAT Museum Experience!

The Cape Fear Museum near Historic downtown Wilmington is a very interesting and well presented... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Barbara H
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Exploring the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region. Founded in 1898. Summer Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM Sunday: 1-5 PM.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
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+1 910-798-4350
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

A well-laid out, chronological history of the Wilmington area. There are quite a few hands-on areas that are great for all ages. The museum is small enough to enjoy the whole thing in an hour or so. Very nicely done!

Thank KarlaMKB
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting and happy to hear you enjoyed the Museum!

Reviewed August 16, 2018

The Cape Fear Museum near Historic downtown Wilmington is a very interesting and well presented overview of the history, ecology, industry and people of the Cape Fear River/Wilmington area. It's relatively small, but comprehensive and the presentations are very insightful (& without a political agenda)...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for visiting and so happy you enjoyed the Museum!

Reviewed August 11, 2018

The museum has a bit of something for everyone - starting with the "creatures" that inhabited the Cape Fear/Wilmington area before "humans" arrived from across the pond; to the Revolutionary War and the part it played, to the Civil War and the importance of the...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for visiting and so glad you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed July 26, 2018

Lots of history about the area, plus a small science museum downstairs, and a children's play area. The whole museum is very interactive to keep all ages entertained. Adults will enjoy learning about war history, culture, and racial history of the area. This was a...More

Thank Heidi M
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Thank you for visiting and happy you enjoyed your museum experience!

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

This museum is great for children and adults. It is a very well loved and taken care of museum. You will learn lots of history by stopping by. Highly recommended making time during your vacation. 📷

Thank snapple01
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the Museum! Thank you for the excellent review.

Reviewed July 16, 2018

The first floor is for the kids, which is very entertaining. Upstairs however is like walking through history and experiencing what they went through. There is a place to sit and watch a movie about Wilmington's history. I felt like I got to know Wilmington...More

Thank sarahstockinger13
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

We are so happy you were able to visit Cape Fear Museum and learn about Wilmington's history. Thank you for the compliments and excellent review!

Reviewed July 10, 2018

This is by far the best museum about Cape Fear around. I have been to a lot of them and this one is the best.

Thank Troy C
CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

So happy to hear you enjoyed visiting the museum! Thank you for the five-star review.

Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a small but very interesting museum which was recently updated. A really cool feature I had not seen was a direct hookup to the space shuttle so you could see what was happening as it traveled on our side of the earth.

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you for visiting and happy to hear you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed June 28, 2018

My whole family enjoyed this museum, including all my boys (ages 6 to 16). The gentleman working the front desk was very helpful, giving us a general layout of the museum and encouraging the younger boys to do the scavenger hunt throughout the museum. There...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting and so happy that you enjoyed Cape Fear Museum! Appreciate you taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed April 18, 2018

I usually hit the museums in the places I visit and while I have been to the amazing big city ones, this one was pretty good for it's size. You can see it as fast as you can read it. They have good a good...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

We're glad you stopped by and visited. Appreciate the review!

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kenwhitt1
April 19, 2017|
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Response from CapeFearMuseum | Property representative |
Hi there! Please contact us regarding field trips, group rates, etc. 910-798-4362 or visit the programs page on our website. Look forward to seeing you!
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Justin M
March 11, 2017|
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Response from CapeFearMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, items from Dawson's Creek are on view in our Starring Cape Fear! exhibit, which is open through October 1, 2017.
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Daria275
March 7, 2016|
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Response from stewartb40 | Reviewed this property |
Daria275, yes there is, as per my earlier review, reprinted here for your convenience. "...814 Market St., $8, Mon-Sat, 9-5. Well put-together exhibits detailing the area's early history through the present day. Rise and... More
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