Reviews of Cape Fear Museum of History and Science (Museum)

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401, United States

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Fred Haag

Great place to discover some interesting History.

Andrew Cembor

We went to visit during Thanksgiving week. Originally we were going just to see the exhibit on Wilmington on Film, but the rest of the museum was so interesting we stayed quite a bit longer than expected. The walk from the waterfront is not too bad.

Max Dawson

Nice little museum highlighting the history of Wilmington and the surrounding region. Definitely worth checking out if You're in the area with grade school kids.

Stan Nazian

Excellent small museum. The models of the port and Ft Fisher are outstanding

Rebekah Carmichael

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 hesitant in going as there appear to be many opportunities for young children on the weekend and let’s be real, when kids take over, it’s sometimes hard to get close enough to anything to really appreciate it, however, I found there was a nice balance for both kids and adults. I honestly had a lot of fun playing in some of the exhibits that offered hands on learning tools. A great place for both kids and adults! Also, rhe minature replications of Civil-War era Wilmington and Fort Fisher are top notch! There was so much to see and experience. Shout out to Susan who was behind the Native American replicas of tools. She was warm, receptive, and knowledgeable. The woman at the front desk today was also very friendly and helpful. The first Sunday of each month is complementary to locals and this was a great way to kick off my recent move to the area. I’ll be back!

Mike Keffer

We had a great time here, very informative. As former NC residents we learned a lot, it was worth the admission fee. Friendly staff.and.clean environment.Kid friendly.

Catherine Hamlin

It was very interesting the different displaces etc.. I would definitely come again.

Henry Green

Colleen Chamberlain

Lots of stuff for kids and history for adults

Michelle Schuetrumpf

Erin Jones

Such a great hands on museum. The classes and drop in labs are entertaining and educational.

Peter Caillud

Truly a wonderful time here. Cant wait to come back

Dukes Old South

Roberta Cline

So much fun for an unexpected visit!

Ashley Garner

A true gem for Wilmington residents and visitors to our area.

Inesa L

It was very informative and well set. A lot of footage and information. The staff is friendly. I really liked the section of photos. Also i found really cool all these donations by random people who now are part of history and give us the opportunity to know about that. Though, i think this is an attraction mostly for families with kids, it was very interactive for them :) For stars because I saw a lizard, it was not part of the museum

BT Simmons

Very nice museum. Lists of exhibits relating to the history of Wilimington and slavery. Great place to visit.

Phillip Turnage

Nik Foulkrod

Logan Botts

Very educational and child friendly. Great place to take the family to for a couple hours. They have some very cool exhibits and cool hands on experiences. Would recommend to anyone. Also handicapped accessable. Elevator located inside.

Lora-Lynn Chuffo

Very interesting & informative!

Ian L

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William Travis

Lots of historical exhibits

Jim Avery

An enjoyable experience. Especially the giant sloth.

Shantell Rogerss

Noah Hounshel

Great little place, lots of stuff to see and explore.

Edward B. Lopez IV

Totally captured the imagination and attention of my three children

Brittany Harvey

Ok so I have to know is this as terrifying as the comedian talks about - based on the reviews I’d say no :-) but I do not want to see rabbits being fed to alligators or snakes with giant tongs - maybe I have the wrong museum ?

Bonnie Robinson

This was such a great blend of local history, science, and artwork. My family thoroughly enjoyed the eclectic mix of artifacts and exhibits.

Elizabeth Patterson

Ronald Corey

Great exhibits with well preserved artifacts from Civil War period. Cool science section with International Space Station exhibit. Also wildlife and environmental displays. My daughter enjoyed it alot.

Gordon Annand

Free day on the first Sunday of the month is nice.


Went here on field trips as a kid. Took school groups there now that I'm older. Still awesome. Still educational. Still a great place to instill a love for science and history.

Ann Foltrauer

I was there for the Civil Rights 1963 program. Incredible! Thank you for all you did to make this the moving experience it was Ann Foltrauer

Marty Evans

Sarah Koon

Casey Clarke

This is a wonderful place to find out history about the local area. Cool little games and fun things for the kids to do throughout the exhibits. They have a dedicated kid section and also at the times we went they had another fun area set up in a back room that looked REALLY fun! Educational garden area off to the side and plently of room for kids to roam! Friendly staff and very clean!

Destiney Meranda

Gary Slates

This museum is really great and interactive. It tells the difficult history of the region and also the science. We did not plan on going to this museum ans ended staying approximately 3 hours. I will be back to bring the rest of my children.

Michael Davis

My daughter and I love the Museum. I have seen the huge diorama of the Wilmington Port about a dozen times but I still spend 30 minutes looking at all the little figures going about their daily lives as citizens of a vital Confederate portown.

Debbie Creech

Roger Staten

Nice museum. Lot of local history. This city had been in many movies and TV. That display will be leaving soon.

Audra Karp

Great museum! Clean, educational, great people!

Earl Jones

Great exhibits!

Jodi Ruser

Shep Zoutewelle

Awesome place! Very friendly staff. Interactive exhibits that present an accurate history in an interesting way. Cool exhibit selections!

Amy Fisher

We originally planned to visit with our teen-aged granddaughter, but she claimed that she had already been there. We only had time to visit the part of the museum dealing with the earliest days of the area and during the Civil War, when the Port was the last one successfully blockaded by the Union. We learned a great deal in a short period of time. The exhibits are well labeled, a we gained a bit of insight into the region up to the time of the ending of the Civil War.

Thomas Carter

Great museum. Something for everyone. Highly recommend a visit

Neil Parham

Great museum. They are always doing events for children and adults.


A very cool museum with things to see and do for the whole family. Educational and enlightening.

Dora Diaz

Bonnie Foxx

Lots of neat exhibits with hands-on stuff for all ages.

Paul F.

Benjamin Benson

Cool museum!

Kathryn Thacker

I would highly suggest Cape Fear Museum to anyone looking for something fun to do in Wilmington. I am a freshman in college and I went to Wilmington for the day with a few friends and we really enjoyed our time here!! There is a great balance of history, science, and interactive aspects. Loved going here!

Askum UMC

Love this place. Would go back for another 4 hrs..

Rob Lehman

Such a great museum! You get a little of everything here, and it's a wide range of things that they cover, from local history all the way to space exploration. As an adult I learned quite a bit, but this is a great place to take kids as there will be something there to fascinate almost any interest and make the museum cool again in an age where sitting in front of a tablet is a major part of their worldly knowledge.The staff is very friendly and helpful and the layout of the first floor is inventive with some new knowledge waiting around every twist and turn!

Adriene Johnson

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