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Visitor Info

Museum Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.

Admission Fees


  • Free for Cape Fear Museum members. Not a member? Join online here. Cape Fear Museum accepts reciprocal free or reduced admission for ASTC and NARM participants.


  • $8 – Adults
  • $7 – Seniors, college students and military
  • $5 – Youth (6-17)
  • Free – Children 5 and under
  • The first Sunday of every month is free for New Hanover County residents.

For group rates, call 910.798.4362, or click here.

Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.


Free convenient parking is available in two lots behind the Museum. You can enter one along Dock Street between 8th and 9th Streets and the other at the corner of 9th and Dock Streets.

CFM Mission

Cape Fear Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects relating to the history, science, and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear. The Museum makes those objects and their interpretation available to the public through educational exhibitions and programs.

814 Market Street • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4370 • Fax 910-798-4382