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.  

Light Up Your 4th in Fayetteville!

4th of July Fayetteville
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 nation’s freedom with our military residents, and this year is no… [...]

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 on several Memorial Day events in Cumberland County to help us pa… [...]

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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If you trace the history of transportation in Cumberland County, you also uncover the stories of our earliest settlers, the establishment of our communities, and the formation of our military bases. Fayetteville has been a hub of transportation since the 18th century, as the Cape Fear River connected this area to the rest of the world long before the railroad did. Some of our fascinating transportati… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: March 24 – 26

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Fayetteville is a three-time recipient of the All-America City Award, the nation’s oldest community recognition program, but this patriotic city has been dubbed “All American” for plenty of other reasons. We are home to the All American Marathon, All-American Adventure Trail, All American Freeway, and more.… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: February 24 – 26

indoor skydiving Fayetteville NC
We are traveling to the far corners of Cumberland County to attend an extreme sports competition and a battle reenactment this weekend. One event offers spectators the chance to witness some of the world’s best skydivers competing for a purse prize of $10,000. The other one promises their guests an up-close look at a Civil War battle and a plantation home that still bears the scars of war. There is no need… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: December 9 – 11

Rotary Christmas Parade Fayetteville NC
We make it our job to keep track of Santa around the greater Fayetteville area, and this weekend, he is due to pop up in multiple places. Get the children dressed in their holiday best and ready to greet Santa over breakfast, in a parade or on a carriage ride. Then surprise the family with tickets to a kid-friendly holiday performance. This weekend is all about making holiday memories for Santa’s smalles… [...]

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