Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Weekend

mothers day weekend
As that special day dedicated to moms is just around the corner, we are helping our visitors plan the perfect Mother’s Day weekend in the greater Fayetteville area. There is something for lovers, friends, and family to all enjoy at our arts and entertainment venues, shops, and restaurants.This holiday weekend presents an ideal opportunity to explore everything Cumberland County has to offer. Dat… [...]

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

planes trains automobiles
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… [...]

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… [...]

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: August 12 – 14

August 16 is celebrated as National Airborne Day, remembering the day in 1940 when 48 soldiers became the first paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s Test Parachute Platoon. That jump launched an entirely new approach to combat that would set apart the U.S. Army’s airborne forces. Seventy-six years later, U.S. paratroopers are still “throwing themselves out of perfectly good airplanes,” but nowh… [...]

On the Trail of ‘All-American’ History

To help visitors learn about Cumberland County’s multi-faceted military roots, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau brings history to life on the Patriots Past & Present Trail. Of the 24 attractions and points of interest on this 90-mile driving trail, there are a few that focus specifically on the history of Fort Bragg’s airborne forces. For those interested in military h… [...]

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