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Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

  • Overview

    Hours: Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on Monday. Open to the public.

    The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex offers nearly 400 years of history through its exhibits. Ride the trail of history beginning with a 1500 year old dugout canoe used by American Indians from this area. Discover the many modes of transportation that evolved over time. For example, Europeans first arrived in the Cape Fear region in 1524, by sailing vessels. By 1818, steamboats plied the Cape Fear River be - tween Fayetteville and Wilmington. Visitors to the museum can step aboard our steamboat, push a button to operate a toy train, and learn about the abundance of plank roads that kept Fayetteville a viable economic center in the Tar Heel state. The museum's exhibits provide a larger context by which the visitor will achieve a greater understanding and appreciation for how the wheels of transportation shaped our history.

  • Amenities

    General
    General
    • Air Conditioning:
    • Available Meeting Space:
    • Chairs:
    • Dry Erase Board:
    • Dry Erase Board Markers:
    • Elevator:
    • Handicap Accessible:
    • Internet-Wireless (Free):
    • Motor Coach Parking:
    • Photography:
    • Podium:
    • Projector Screen:
    • Tables:
    Payment
    • Payment Method:
      • Traveler's Check
      • Business Checks
      • Personal Checks
      • Cash
    Venue
    • contact: megan.maxwell@ncdcr.gov
    • description: Site available for weddings.
    • hours_of_operation: weddings must take place after 5:00 pm
    • max_reception: 100
    • max_seated_capacity: 100
    • outside_catering:
    • venue_name: The 1897 Poe House
  • Meeting Facility

    Meeting Facilities

    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Largest Room 50
    • Total Sq. Ft. 784
    • Theatre Capacity 50
    • Banquet Capacity 30
    • Number of Rooms 1
    Mulit Purpose Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 784
    • Theater Capacity: 50
    • Banquet Capacity: 30
    • Reception Capacity: 75