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

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. [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: March 31 – April 2

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Cumberland County is a great destination for railfans, plane spotters, and gearheads, and the weather forecast could not be more perfect for our visitors this first weekend in April. Planes, trains and automobiles have been the focus on our blog this week. We are continuing that theme with our featured hometown happenings [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

On the Trail of Religious Freedom

Cumberland County communities proudly embrace their diversity, and nowhere is this more evident than in the many religions practiced here. This spring, we offer our visitors two unique ways to celebrate religious freedom and diversity in the greater Fayetteville area. [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: March 3 – 5

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Today, March 2nd, marks what would have been the 113th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. This beloved author’s birthday has also become a reason to celebrate “Read Across America Day.” Cumberland County is joining the nationwide celebration over the weekend in a couple of big ways [...]

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