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: 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… [...]

Halloween Countdown with Fayetteville Museums

In the ten days leading up to Halloween, Fayetteville area museums will be counting down to the holiday with an array of activities that promise to spook, enlighten and thrill visitors, young and old. You may opt to attend a funeral in an historic home, spend the night at a museum, or visit the residents of a cemetery. Regardless, get the costumes ready for all the Halloween revelry being planned by … [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings:
September 9 – 11

Last month we shared with you “How Fayetteville Throws a Party,” about the 10th Annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration planned for September 9 and 10. There are yet a few more unique opportunities to learn the history of the greater Fayetteville area this weekend. Whether you choose to hop on a horse-drawn carriage downtown, watch history come to life on a Civil War battlefield or take a historic hike… [...]

Fayetteville Area Steeped in
Civil War History

From the time North Carolina seceded from the Union to the invasion of Fayetteville by Sherman’s troops, Cumberland County remained steadfastly loyal to the Confederate cause. To fully grasp the unique role this county played in the American Civil War, visitors should acquaint themselves with a few key historic sites. Assisting with this, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (F… [...]

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