Museum of the Cape Fear Historical ComplexSeptember 08, 2020
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Contact: David Reid Telephone: (910) 500-4242
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Museum of the Cape Fear will open to the public Sept. 11 with some new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors, including:
- Limiting the number of visitors in the museum to 25.
- Closing off areas that encourage touching.
- Installing hand sanitizer stations in many places throughout the museum.
- Cleaning areas frequently including restrooms.
- Placing protective barriers at the information/gift shop desk.
- The Museum Shop will be open with limited capacity.
Hours of operation will also change, temporarily. Beginning Sept. 11, the museum’s new hours will be Wed. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Areas that remain closed to the public include the steamboat exhibit, the Civil War soldier teaching corner, and the general store. Visitors will be able to view these areas, but not enter them. Touch items have been removed temporarily. No tours of the 1897 Poe House will be provided for at least the 30 days after opening.
Signs are up in the museum to remind visitors of their responsibility of the museum’s expectations to follow the “Three Ws” as outlined by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services – WEAR a cloth face mask; WAIT at least six feet away from other visitors as you view the exhibits and then take your turn once there is the appropriate safe distance; and WASHhands frequently or use hand sanitizer. If you are experiencing symptoms of illness or have recently been in contact with people who tested positive for Covid-19, we ask that you postpone your visit.
Keep up to date with our plans by visiting our website at
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The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, located on the corner of Bradford and Arsenal avenues in Fayetteville, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum operates under the Division of State History Museums, Office of Archives and History, within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Curator of Education
Museum of the Cape Fear
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