Learn about Wilmington real estate history from its earliest days at the Cape Fear Museum. As the oldest history museum in North Carolina, it is no surprise that the original exhibits centered strictly on civil war memorabilia. As the Cape Fear Museum expanded so did its scope. The current venue brings together science and history relative to the cultures existing together near Wilmington homes and in the Cape Fear community. Currently, the permanent collection have amassed over 50,000 items all playing a significant role in the shaping of the lower Cape Fear area. With so many things to see, patrons can definitely make a full day of it.
Featured exhibits focus on a variety of topics as well. Temporary displays include Reflections In Black & White, a post World War II photographic editorial on the times leading up to the Civil Rights movement, and Starring Cape Fear which depicts the area’s role in film and television. Cape Fear Stories is an ongoing exhibit representing a local timeline from the days of Native Americans to the present. Close by this station, visitors will have the opportunity to study a prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth skeleton that was discovered near Randall Parkway in 1991.
Take a Walk Through the Museum Park Near Wilmington Homes
After strolling through the Museum enjoy some time outdoors in the Cape Fear Museum Park, located on Wilmington real estate at the corner of Market Steet and 8th. The park was designed with interactive exhibits representative the impact of the community on the local landscape. Open from dawn to dusk there is plenty of time to enjoy it.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Adult admission is $8 and children aged 5 to 17 are $5. There are discounted tickets available for seniors, college students and members of the military. With so much to see and do at the Cape Fear Museum residents should consider purchasing a membership.