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

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… [...]

For the Dad in Your Life

Father's Day Fayetteville
Whether you are celebrating your father or planning a memorable day with your own kids, there is a wide variety of activities taking place around Cumberland County this weekend to entertain you and the crew. Does Dad enjoy the outdoors? Take him kayaking at a local lake or hiking at a state park. Is he a craft beer connoisseur? We have the perfect brewery for him. Check out all our suggestions for the dad in you… [...]

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 Fun-Run Bucket List

fun runs Fayetteville
Summertime in the greater Fayetteville area is shaping up to be a runner’s dream, with six fun runs scheduled to take place over just eight weeks. In Cumberland County, we’re racing for doughnuts and for peace, for crazy photo-ops and for the red, white, and blue.Mostly, though, we’re running for the personal challenge and thrill of it, and there is no better reason to plan a visit to this area than fo… [...]

A Weekend of Honor in Cumberland County

memorial day weekend fayetteville nc
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… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: April 14 – 16

Good Friday is just the beginning of a festive weekend full of Easter happenings in the greater Fayetteville area. Our locals and visitors will be hopping on carriage rides, hunting eggs, eating a pancake breakfast, taking lots of pictures, and watching an Easter production.… [...]

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