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.  

Your Passport to Kid-Friendly Destinations

planes trains automobiles Fayetteville NC
With the kids going on winter break and family visiting from out of town, planning daytime adventures around the area should be on your to-do list. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) offers help with that in the form of the Passport—a free pocket guide that highlights 12 attractions in Cumberland County. Children enjoy playing the “tourist” and having their book stam… [...]

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Historic Sites in Fayetteville
The religious history of the greater Fayetteville area is deeply intertwined with the history of its immigrant settlers. Over 40 churches here claim a heritage dating back 100 years or more. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) chronicles our churches’ history and provides a navigable route with the Religious Freedom Trail. Here, we are highlighting four churche… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: November 11 – 13

Veterans Day Spring Lake
Community ceremonies, family-friendly festivals and patriotic performances are all on the calendar in “America’s Hometown” this Veterans Day weekend. The three days offer locals and visitors an array of opportunities to honor our veterans and to find sources of entertainment. However you choose to celebrate this holiday, Fort Bragg and the communities of Cumberland County is the perfect pl… [...]

Tracking Our Patriots

War Heroes Cumberland County
While the communities of Cumberland County honor veterans this month, visitors to the area are eager to learn more about the many historic sites and military monuments that honor some of our war heroes. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) offers the Patriots, Past & Present Trail as an online guide for visiting history hounds. The 29 places on this handy driving trail t… [...]

Cumberland County Thanks
WWII Veterans

This December will mark the 75th anniversary since Pearl Harbor Day and when the United States entered World War II. With almost 500 WWII veterans passing away each day, the number of surviving veterans is now less than 800,000. For these reasons, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) has coordinated with the communities of Cumberland County to honor the “Greatest… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
September 9 – 11

Last month we shared with you “How Fayetteville Throws a Party,” about the 10th Annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration planned for September 9 and 10. There are yet a few more unique opportunities to learn the history of the greater Fayetteville area this weekend. Whether you choose to hop on a horse-drawn carriage downtown, watch history come to life on a Civil War battlefield or take a historic hike… [...]

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