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Cape Fear Museum

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
+1 910-798-4350
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good little museum gives a great overview of the area

I usually hit the museums in the places I visit and while I have been to the amazing big city ones... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
treehuggersfriend
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Asheville, North Carolina
A real gem for all ages

What a treat for us during the 2018 Azalea Festival! The Cape Fear Gardens were part of the garden... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
Janice P
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Burlington, North Carolina
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4731
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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

What a treat for us during the 2018 Azalea Festival! The Cape Fear Gardens were part of the garden tour and on Saturday and Sunday, free admission was also included to the museum itself ( usually $8 for adults). Gardens had interactive displays to help...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and coming out during the Azalea Festival!

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Well designed displays of the history of Wilmington and New Hanover County. Honest presentation of racial imbalances. Movie industry area is cramped and weak.

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by and visiting the museum. Appreciate your feedback!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

very interesting to tour any museum and this one is no different, North Carolina history is captivating.

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

When looking at the pictures online I was a bit hesitant on this museum as it appeared a bit small, but wow was I pleasantly surprised at just how well packed this place was! Being near 30 and without kiddos, I was also a little...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit! And, we're glad we surprised you. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.

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Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to this museum since I was a kid and now I get to watch my son enjoy it. Lots of hands on exhibits making it fun for all ages. They also offer a free program for kids 3-5 almost every Friday &...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear you are still enjoying the museum after several years. Appreciate the review!

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Cape Fear Museum covers the history and development of the Wilmington area. There are a lot of different types of displays and some of them allow you to interact with the information. The most interesting information that was new to me was about the White...More

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and happy you were able to visit the museum!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This place is so much better than their website!! There are a lot of exhibits and it is way bigger than I expected. The photography collection they currently have is absolutely beautiful. I am going to look up how to make a purchase of one...that...More

Thank Crystal G
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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to submit a review.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

The Cape Fear Museum has a lot of different exhibits for different interests and ages. We especially enjoyed walking through the history of the area from pre-settlement times to present day.

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thank you for braving the winter weather and visiting us! We're glad you enjoyed your experience.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I especially liked their Stormfest; with a history of hurricanes in the area & free programming of a weather radio. Beautiful photography available in the gift shop.

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CapeFearMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Cape Fear Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review...and for your kind words!

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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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