Community Park

New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum Park’s interconnected park-like landscape and interactive exhibits introduces visitors to some of the ways that people have interacted with the region’s land and water resources through time and how these interactions have shaped the history of the Lower Cape Fear region. Visitors to the park can engage with hands-on exhibits, explore gardens featuring native and adaptive plants, learn about historic objects and images, and enjoy special educational activities. The park’s design provides fun, educational, family-friendly and inspiring ways to explore and enjoy nature.

Located at the corner of 8th and Market Streets adjacent to Cape Fear Museum, the park is open from dawn to dusk and admission is always free.

Park Donors

  • Cape Fear Garden Club
  • Cape Fear Museum Associates
  • City of Wilmington
  • International Paper
  • Jack and Carol Mills
  • New Hanover County
  • PNC Foundation
  • Residents of Old Wilmington
  • Jim and Rhonda Schoolfield

Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. We rely on annual, tax-deductible memberships and donations to help fund exhibitions, educational programs and community awareness. Your support helps preserve the Museum’s 52,000 artifacts and provides opportunities for the 46,000 yearly visitors of all ages to explore the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear region.