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.  

How to Explore Cumberland County’s Civil War History

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The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, one of Fayetteville’s prized attractions, will soon be transformed into the North Carolina Civil War & Reconstruction History Center. You don’t have to delve into history books much to discover that Cumberland County was a strategic target for the Union Army. On March 11, 1865, [...]

A Year of Firsts with Go Fayetteville

As I look back on 2017, I am struck by the thought that this has been a year of firsts with Go Fayetteville. I consider myself to be adventurous by nature, but if you had told me a year ago that I’d be zip-lining through trees, riding in a motorcycle rally or judging a poetry slam, I’d have told you that you’re crazy. I ended [...]

Shop, Eat & Play

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When planning a day out shopping, I search for places where I can shop, eat and play with family or friends. As Cumberland County continues to expand and build, we’re seeing more shopping centers pop up everywhere, but two of Fayetteville’s mainstays consistently bring me back. Westwood Shopping Center, conveniently situated [...]

Find Your Family Tradition in Cumberland County

Each holiday season I try to plan a new outing for my family that will hopefully become a lasting tradition. Last year, we experienced the grandeur of Holiday Lights in the Garden. Year before that, we joined the downtown revelry at A Dickens Holiday and took in the classic It’s a Wonderful Life on stage. As this season quickly [...]

10 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day

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If you’re wondering where you and yours can spend this Veterans Day weekend, I’m counting at least 10 events taking place all over the communities of Cumberland County. Many of the planned activities are part of the annual Heroes Homecoming initiative that, this year, focuses on honoring our Vietnam veterans; however, other [...]

Heroes Homecoming in Cumberland’s Corners

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If you’ve visited Cumberland County in November before, then you already know how we treat Veterans Day in this proud military community. Surrounding this holiday, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) coordinates a county-wide initiative known as Heroes Homecoming, focusing on a different war era each year. [...]

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