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

A Fun-Run Bucket List

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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

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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… [...]

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 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.… [...]

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