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 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

Dr. Seuss Fayetteville NC
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… [...]

Celebrate Spring in the Town of
Spring Lake

Spring Lake NC
A trip to Fayetteville’s northern neighbor, the Town of Spring Lake, offers visitors good eats, family-friendly entertainment, and outdoor treasures. Its proximity to Fort Bragg means you are at the front door of one of the largest military bases in the United States. There are many reasons to visit this rapidly growing area… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: February 24 – 26

indoor skydiving Fayetteville NC
We are traveling to the far corners of Cumberland County to attend an extreme sports competition and a battle reenactment this weekend. One event offers spectators the chance to witness some of the world’s best skydivers competing for a purse prize of $10,000. The other one promises their guests an up-close look at a Civil War battle and a plantation home that still bears the scars of war. There is no need… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: February 3 – 5

black history month Fayetteville NC
Cumberland County communities celebrate Black History Month every year in a big way, and this weekend kicks it off. The diversity of the events taking place here is incredible, transporting audiences from America to Africa to Australia. Our museums, universities, and art galleries all have a story to tell our visitors this month. First, join us this weekend as we celebrate the historic figures, uniq… [...]

On the Trail of African-American History

African American history
The communities of Cumberland County are preparing to celebrate Black History Month with an array of special events throughout the month of February. The lives and legacies of African Americans in these communities can be traced through our African-American Heritage Trail (AAHT). This tourist tool was created by the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) to aid visitors in expl… [...]

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