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.  

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. Our goal at Heroes Homecoming V (HH5) will be to honor our Vietn… [...]

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 looking for any excuse to hit the open road, and pit-masters are showi… [...]

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 namesake city Lafayette visited. When our fair townspeople welco… [...]

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 12 family-friendly events, and get ready to play hard in our backyard. Ou… [...]

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 holidays in grand style, but they also don’t wait for those occa… [...]

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 you visit the area now, over 240 years later, you will enjoy explo… [...]

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