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The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is a regional museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. The museum features artifacts and exhibits on the history of the twenty counties of southern North Carolina. Southern North Carolina was defined by the Cape Fear River for centuries, hence the name the Museum of the Cape Fear.
The museum itself highlights the history of the Cape Fear region from the Native Americans to the early twentieth century, with special focus on the antebellum and Civil War eras. Since it is a historical complex, the Museum of the Cape Fear also offers hourly tours of the 1897 Poe House. Built by Fayetteville residents E.A. and Josephine Poe, the house gives visitors an idea how an affluent Southern family lived around the turn of the twentieth century. Also on the complex are the ruins of the Fayetteville Arsenal, which has now been converted into a park with signage that details some of the key contributions of the arsenal during the Civil War.
Bring family and friends to the museum to have a fun and educational time!