|Replica of Giant Ground Sloth found during road construction.|
Historical. Beautiful. Fun. Welcoming. Curious. Artistic. Unique. This is how we found the Wilmington, North Carolina area. From the first moment of our trip, we knew that we had found a new "home" for us, a new place that we hope to visit from time to time.
We began our exploration of Wilmington at the Cape Fear Museum. Starting a trip at the local history museum provides a great way to lay a foundation for your trip and the Cape Fear Museum really delivered! The museum clearly laid out the history of Wilmington and the Cape Fear area incorporating historical events, culture, nature and more into our experience.
|Time to learn!|
|Hands-on learning opportunities!|
|Putting together pottery just like an archaeologist!|
|Shipbuilding was vital.|
|Amazing model of an ironclad blockade runner.|
|The history of play through artifacts!|
|What is hiding in this drawer?|
We found the museum to be well worth the $8 per adult, $5 per child admission fees. Plus, the museum opens Tuesday-Saturday at 9AM, so it is an excellent way to start off your day. Please be aware that museum is closed Mondays September - May but is open Mondays 9AM-5PM May - September. The museum is open Sundays 1PM-5PM. We learned so much during our visit at the Cape Fear Museum and gladly would make a return visit! The perfect launching pad for a Wilmington visit!