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Stop 05: Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

  • Overview

    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.

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

    Next Stop: Make a right onto Arsenal Avenue. Make a left onto Bradford Avenue. Make a right onto Hay Street. Make a left onto Bragg Blvd. Make a Left onto Blue Street. Turn left onto Murchison Road. Follow all the way into Spring Lake. It will merge with NC 24, Bragg Blvd. Follow Bragg Blvd. Make a right onto Chapel Hill Road. Location will be on right.

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  • Meeting Facility

    Meeting Facilities

    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Description Meeting space for up to 45 people in a clean, welllite room. Tables and chairs provided and may be setup to meet your needs.
    • Largest Room 784
    • Total Sq. Ft. 784
    • Reception Capacity 75
    • Space Notes Does not do banquet style
    • Theatre Capacity 50
    • Number of Rooms 1
    • Classroom Capacity 50
    Mulit Purpose Room
    • Total Sq. Ft.: 784
    • Theater Capacity: 50
    • Classroom Capacity: 30
    • Reception Capacity: 75