Museums & Historic Sites

Lafayette Statue Fayetteville Museums & Historic Sites Explore 250 Years of History in Fayetteville and Cumberland County

History Buffs will find plenty to explore among the many museums & historic sites in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.  We’ve got so many, in fact, that we grouped our history into 18 themed trails for ease of exploration.  

Read below for information on community’s history and updates and news from museums. 

For an in-depth exploration of our history, head over to FayettevilleNCTrails.com. On this site, users will find 750 miles of themed driving trails highlighting museums & historic sites. Throughout the site, you’ll find serverything you need  take a tour  through Cumberland County. The site offers pre-planned routes with interactive maps and descriptions, video highlights and photos

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 events will be celebrating all veterans. Join us in Cumberland County thi… [...]

Halloween All Grown-Up

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I could share with you a long list of kid-friendly Halloween events taking place around Cumberland County, but I’d rather talk about all the fun that grown-ups will be having this month, instead. Are you into creepy cemetery tours? How about costumed pub runs? Or maybe a suspenseful night at the theater is more your thing. I’ve covered all the bases here, and have 10 suggestions for how you and the crew c… [...]

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… [...]

A 1-Day Tour Itinerary for Fayetteville

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The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) recently hosted a group of eight bloggers/influencers from SoFluential for the SoFay17 Tour, highlighting some of the best of Fayetteville to these visitors. In one day here, this group of women hit 10 attractions, restaurants, and shops. Whether you are looking for tour ideas for yourself or your guests, this group’s itinerary is a… [...]

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