Hours: Museum of the Cape Fear OPEN 10:00-5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00-5:00 Sunday. Closed on New Year's Day, Easter, July 4, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. 

The 1897 Poe House is open for guided tours only, Tues-Fri at 11:00,1:00, and 3:00. On Saturday tours are on the hour from 10:00-4:00, and Sunday on the hour from 1:00-4:00.

Individuals/Families: Tour the museum and Arsenal Park at your leisure. Reservations are not required to tour the Poe House at the scheduled tour times listed above unless you are arriving with a group of 10 or more people. See group reservation requirements below. 

School Groups and other group tours: Please contact lilah.glancy@dncr.nc.gov  for information or to schedule a tour.

Group Tour Reservations: Groups and organizations with 15 people or more must make a reservation for a guided tour of the 1897 Poe House. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. The maximum group size for a Poe House tour is 30, the museum is self guided only. The museum will work with groups if tour times need to start earlier than our regular 10:00 am opening time. Out of respect for the volunteer tour guides, groups arriving 30 minutes late will forfeit their guided tour.  However, the group is still welcome to tour the museum and the grounds on their own. Remember that groups must book at least two weeks in advance of their visit. Group leaders, please make your bus driver aware that a space in front of the museum along Bradford Ave. has been reserved for bus parking.

Bus parking is reserved on the street (Bradford Ave) in front of the Museum of the Cape Fear building. 

Please look for "Bus Parking Only" signs.


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GPS Coordinates:

N 35° 03.260' W 078° 53.538'