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: December 2 – 4

Snyder Singing Christmas Tree Fayetteville
As the hectic season of shopping and traveling begins, several churches in the Fayetteville area offer visitors the chance to experience a holiday respite and some beloved local traditions. Earlier this week, we shared our Religious Freedom Trail and featured four historic churches on our blog. Now we are giving you a list of five festive events taking place at various houses of worship this weekend. Ma… [...]

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Historic Sites in Fayetteville
The religious history of the greater Fayetteville area is deeply intertwined with the history of its immigrant settlers. Over 40 churches here claim a heritage dating back 100 years or more. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) chronicles our churches’ history and provides a navigable route with the Religious Freedom Trail. Here, we are highlighting four churche… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: November 25 – 27

Our favorite time of the year is here, in Cumberland County, and this long holiday weekend presents several opportunities for visitors and locals seeking festive forms of entertainment on the town. If you are already anticipating Black Friday regrets or cabin fever setting in this weekend, then the greater Fayetteville area offers some perfect solutions to both predicaments. And best of all? Every ev… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: November 11 – 13

Veterans Day Spring Lake
Community ceremonies, family-friendly festivals and patriotic performances are all on the calendar in “America’s Hometown” this Veterans Day weekend. The three days offer locals and visitors an array of opportunities to honor our veterans and to find sources of entertainment. However you choose to celebrate this holiday, Fort Bragg and the communities of Cumberland County is the perfect pl… [...]

Tracking Our Patriots

War Heroes Cumberland County
While the communities of Cumberland County honor veterans this month, visitors to the area are eager to learn more about the many historic sites and military monuments that honor some of our war heroes. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) offers the Patriots, Past & Present Trail as an online guide for visiting history hounds. The 29 places on this handy driving trail t… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
November 4 – 6

Art, Pottery, Fourth friday
This weekend’s hometown happenings are focused on shopping for the holidays, celebrating our military heroes and appreciating the arts. Many attractions and shops in the Arts & Entertainment District of downtown Fayetteville are offering visitors unique “shopportunities” combined with artistic diversions. While downtown for the Heroes Homecoming IV events, join a gallery crawl and… [...]

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