Military History

Iron Mike in Fayetteville at Airborne MuseumMilitary History Fayetteville, Fort Bragg & Cumberland County

As the unofficial home of the U.S. Army, there are few communities in the world who can compete with the military history and tradition of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.  From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to today, the community has been home to service members who protect and serve our country.   In Cumberland County,  visitors will find museums, monuments and parks dedicated to the history and tradition of the armed forces. 

Read more below or head over to VisitFayettevilleNC.com for a complete list of military sites, or go to FayettevilleNCTrails.com and tour the Patriots Past & Present Heritage Trail.  

Lafayette’s Birthday Bash

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If you have seen or even heard the buzz around Broadway’s popular musical Hamilton, you might already know a thing or two about “America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman,” the Marquis de Lafayette. Fayetteville was the first U.S. city named for this French Revolutionary War hero, and it also holds the distinction of being the only [...]

End-of-Summer Countdown for the Family

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Just a few weeks remain before a new school year is upon us, but that doesn’t mean families can’t fit in more quality time and make last-minute memories together on a weekend trip. To assist in your planning, we are giving suggestions on how to spend a full three days in the greater Fayetteville area. Just pick a weekend, choose from [...]

5 Events to Celebrate Our Heroes

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The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is working with Cumberland County’s communities to give our Vietnam War veterans a big “welcome home” at Heroes Homecoming V—an annual multi-day celebration of our war heroes that culminates with Veterans Day. The residents here celebrate all the major military [...]

On the Trail of Independence

On June 20, 1775, a year before the Declaration of Independence would be signed, a group of 55 patriots made history in Fayetteville. At this significant occasion, the Cumberland Association signed another important document that would later be known as The Liberty Point Resolves, pledging their devotion to the cause of independence. If [...]

Light Up Your 4th in Fayetteville!

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Start making plans now to join the residents of “America’s Hometown” for this five-day countdown to Independence Day. Other communities may brag about their patriotic celebrations, but those folks have never spent the holiday around a proud military community like Fort Bragg. Cumberland County goes all out in celebrating our [...]

A Weekend of Honor in Cumberland County

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For the communities of Cumberland County, the Memorial Day holiday represents much more than a three-day weekend. Visitors to this area find history and heroes around every corner all year. However, for this holiday, we honor specifically those military service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.Each year, we count [...]

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