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Stop 07: Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

  • Overview

    The primary mission of the Museum of the Cape Fear is to cover nearly four centuries of southeastern North Carolina history. However, for the Civil War enthusiast, the museum offers a unique look at the war between the States as it unfolded in the Cape Fear region. The Civil War exhibit gallery offers an excellent collection of arms and tools used by craftsman at the Fayetteville Arsenal. In addition to the artifacts on display, the museum text contains compelling first-hand accounts of the experiences of local citizens during this troubled period. The Museum complex lies on the grounds of the arsenal itself, an antebellum military complex built by the U.S. government throughout the 1830s and 1840s. Originally intended to be an “arsenal of construction,” used for manufacturing purposes, it was downgraded to an “arsenal of deposit” for the storage of weapons and equipment.

    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 left onto Bradford Avenue. Make a left onto Hay Street. Make a slight right onto Fort Bragg Road. Make a slight left onto East Dobbin Avenue. Make a slight right onto Morganton Road. Fair Oaks will be directly in front of you.

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  • Amenities

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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