4963 Southport Supply Rd.
Southport, NC 28461
Phone: (910) 454-7444
Fax: (910) 454-7404
Arts & Museums
Known as St. John’s Museum of Art between 1964 and 2001, the Cameron Art Museum is now located inside the Pyramid Park that comes replete with woody nature trails, streams and lush forests. The permanent exhibits are deeply insightful of the history and culture of the region, and have been wonderfully preserved over the decades. Yoga, tai chi classes, puppet shows, readings, film screenings and recitals are a regular occurrence at this vibrant center that seeks to foster a love for the performing arts too. Check website for details.
One of the major collections in the world of romantic color prints by renowned 19th century American artists, Mary Cassatt, is on display at this museum that also offers educational programs for adults and children including lectures, films, tours, art classes, and workshops. A gift shop is on site that features arts and crafts from over 80 contemporary North Carolina artists and craftspeople.
Burgwin-Wright House is an old classic structure that is now transformed into a museum. It houses objects and artifacts that take you into the bygone era.
The oldest history museum in North Carolina, this 42,000 square foot museum is filled with interpretive exhibits that depict the history, natural history, and culture of the Lower Cape Fear area. Educational programs are also available.
Founded in 1898, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a melange of culture, history and science. With each passing year, it achieves further success and scales new heights. What started off as a one-room establishment has now culminated into a renowned organization with almost 50,000 objects on display. The museum does not restrict itself on merely showcasing collections, but also directs efforts towards study of the objects and enhancing the knowledge of its visitors. The institute also hosts exhibitions, study programs and other events on a regular basis. For more details, check website.
This museum recaptures the essence of the steam locomotive railroad days and features Wilmington and Weldon railroad artifacts dating from 1840, as well as a model exhibits of the Atlantic Coastline's North Carolina-South Carolina regional routes of the 1940s and 1950s.
This museum, run in conjunction with the Ingram Planetarium, is over the border from Myrtle Beach, but worth the trip if you enjoy natural history and science. It features exhibits on Atlantic coastal sea life like sharks, insects and snakes as well as informative ones like tide flows and the peril of litter on beaches. Each exhibit has a different theme, with names like Sea Shore, Ocean Reef, Barrier Island and Coastal Plain, that represent their ecology, respectively. For more information on events and collections, contact the museum or check website for calendar.
"Wilmington's premier marketplace for arts and crafts," this unique center features an artisan marketplace, a gallery filled with beautiful paintings, and a sculpture garden. Art classes and workshops for all ages in a wide array of media are available.