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.  

Holiday Wish #2: Gather ‘Round Our Tables!

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In the second part to my "Holiday Wish" blog series, I'm spilling on all the tasty events coming up over the holidays. Treat the kids to a meal with Santa. Sip on craft beer and shop for holiday gifts. Indulge in sinful offerings from our favorite local restaurants. Last weekend officially kicked off our holiday season here, and we have so many reasons to celebrate through the end of the year. So here's my seco… [...]

Holiday Wish #1: Savor the Season Outdoors!

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I recently compiled a list of 50 holiday events for the annual Christmas card we send out from the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. Yes, you read that right. FIFTY. And they're not just happening in Fayetteville. Twenty of those events are spread throughout every one of Cumberland County's communities. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you four blogs that feature d… [...]

Veterans Day Weekend: 30 Ways to Celebrate

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John "Mr. E" Thompson, featured in the video below, is a United States Marine Corps veteran who calls the Fayetteville area home. He is also a talented craftsman and artist. He has also served as president of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Chapter 1 NC, helping people to never forget our POW/MIA service members. Mr. E is the Fayetteville I know and have grown to love so much. Here, in what we call "America's Hometow… [...]

Your Go-To Guide for the Best of Spring Lake, Part II

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I'm bragging on everything Spring Lake has to offer on the blog this week! If you read Part I of my "go-to guide," you learned about some local faves where you can play hard and chow down. As this community continues to grow, we're seeing more of a variety of cuisine and outdoor recreation sites pop up in this part of Cumberland County. Whether you're a golfer who loves authentic Thai, a kayaker who needs a caffe… [...]

A Look at the Past: My Hunt for Cumberland County’s History

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Have you ever wondered how things got to be the way they are? Who was responsible for shaping our early history? What does this area have to do with our national or even global history? This summer I was on a mission to find some answers to these questions. As an intern for the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, I was able to visit museums and major historical sites all over Cumberland County. Us… [...]

5 Myths About Fayetteville – Myth #2

Yesterday, I busted the myth that the Fayetteville area has nothing to do. Today, I'm addressing the misconception that Cumberland County isn't important to history. I have always loved studying American history, but I never read about Fayetteville in school textbooks. However, once I got my nose out of the books and took a look around the surrounding area, I found plenty of locations that are packed wit… [...]

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