"To advance through research, education and symposia, an increased public awareness of the Cape Fear region's unique history."
The Cape Fear Historical Institute:
"Dedicated To Research, Education and Symposia."
Highlighting Cape Fear History Since 2003
Dawson House, Market Street
Walking Tours of Historic Wilmington by CFHI:
Enjoy a highly-rewarding tour around historic Wilmington's
blocks and walk in the footsteps of George Washington,
James Monroe, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster,
Alexander Stephens, Louis Kossuth, Robert E. Lee,
PGT Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, and many others.
Tour Historic Wilmington!
Of very special interest is the one of a kind
"Confederate Wilmington Walking Tour,"
which highlights people, historic buildings
and events of the ante-bellum and wartime era.
See our Tours and Events page for details.
Origin & Mission:
The CFHI was established in 2003 as a fully independent,
non-governmental, not-for-profit educational Institute
dedicated to the promotion of regional historical research,
and the dissemination of historical knowledge.
The Institute's primary goal is to increase public awareness
of 18th & 19th Century American history through
primary and secondary sources, credible facts, and
The Institute supports and advises historians researching
regional history and promotes public outreach through
stimulating lectures, symposia and historical publications.
Partnership & Collaboration:
The Cape Fear Historical Institute promotes partnership
and liaison with local historical groups through joint lecture
and research projects to further public outreach. We welcome
contact and professional relationships with organizations
promoting similar goals.
Visit the below website for a unique North Carolina viewpoint
of the War Between the States, and its effect upon the
Cape Fear region in particular.
The Institute participates in area projects and historical
events with information booths that promote our mission
and allows the public to better understand the unique
history of this region.
©2006 Cape Fear Historical Institute