Visitor Info

Museum Hours

Monday  Closed
Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday  9 AM – 5 PM
Thursday  9 AM – 5 PM

Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM

Open Mondays Memorial Day (May) to Labor Day (September).

Admission Fees

General admission will be FREE until further notice as we make additional repairs and updates throughout the building due to Hurricane Florence.


  • 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.

Non-members (admission prices will apply in the future after repairs are complete)

  • $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.


Valid for general daytime admission (not valid for special events) on any one day for one year from the date of purchase.


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.

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