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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.

    Through its exhibits, the Museum of the Cape Fear chronicles nearly four centuries of southeastern North Carolina history. An exhibit on Scottish settlers provides the visitor with background and understanding of the Gaelic beginnings in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. As you stroll into the exhibit, bagpipe music begins to play. A couple of bagpipes, along with two claymores, and a reproduction "Round Buckler," provide further examples of Scottish culture in the Cape Fear region. Visitors will also enjoy seeing a mannequin in traditional kilt, wearing tartan representing Clan McNeil. Occasionally, the museum houses shoe buckles that belonged to Flora McDonald. (The shoe buckles are on exhibit at different museums for months at a time. Please call the museum ahead of time for more information about Flora's shoe buckles.)

  • Amenities

    Accommodations
    General
    Accommodations Amenities
    • Elevator:
    • Handicap Accessible:
    • Internet-Wireless (Free):
    • Motor Coach Parking:
    General
    • Air Conditioning:
    • Available Meeting Space:
    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