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Address: 801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5300
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A history museum covering the southern region of North Carolina.

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A quaint museum of the history of Cape Fear

We recently spent a few hours at the Museum of Cape Fear. It was two stories filled with many very-well-done exhibits on the history of the area. The displays were good, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
dfreg123
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Massena, New York
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Massena, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We recently spent a few hours at the Museum of Cape Fear. It was two stories filled with many very-well-done exhibits on the history of the area. The displays were good, and very informational. A great way to spend a few hours in Fayetteville!

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Summerville, South Carolina
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 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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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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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542 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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 9 July 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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233 reviews
102 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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 2 May 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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Hagerstown, Maryland
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636 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 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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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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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352 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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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