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.  

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. [...]

For the Love of Bikes & BBQ

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Ask any Southerner for their thoughts on barbecue, and you’re guaranteed to get an earful of strong opinions. Motorcycles make for another passionate subject in the South, and military communities like ours, in Cumberland County, host more than our fair share of rides and rallies year-round. When the weather cools down, bikers are [...]

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 [...]

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