Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

Cape Fear Museum of History & Science


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm; Sun 1-5 pm


  • 814 Market Street

    Wilmington,   NC   28401


Explore the rich history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region at the state's oldest history museum. Discover the past in Cape Fear Stories, where you can see a scale model of 1863 Wilmington waterfront and watch the Civil War Battle of Fort Fisher unfold before your eyes. Investigate coastal ecology in the hands-on Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery. Meet Wilmington's oldest resident, a 15-foot-tall Giant Ground Sloth. Enjoy educational programs for children and families every Saturday and programs for adults throughout the year. Changing special exhibits always on view.

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814 Market Street
Wilmington NC 28401


Latitude: 34° 14' 9.5994" / Longitude: -77° 56' 20.04"

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On Market Street between 8th & 9th Streets near historic downtown Wilmington.

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