Tools For Touring

Tools for Touring Fayetteville and Cumberland County

Passport Tools for Touring

The America’s Hometown Passport is a pocket guide to 12 of the top attractions for visitors and locals to experience in Cumberland County. When you complete a visit at one of the 12 attractions, your passport is stamped by that location. Every stamp is different and unique to each attraction. Passports can be picked up at each of the FACVB’s three visitor centers

Cultural Heritage Trails encompass 750 miles of themed driving trails that provide a themed tool for touring Cumberland county. Themes include African-American Heritage, Gaelic Beginnings, Historic Architecture and a Civil War Trail. 

ScoutLook is a mobile app designed to help military and civilian families find their way around Cumberland County, NC. With custom filtering options, user-specific recommendations and integrated GPS capabilities, ScoutLook provides users with on-the-go access to events, attractions, hotels, restaurants and other things around them, both on-base and off-base.

Read below for content related to our tools for touring Cumberland County. For a comprehensive list, head over to VisitFayettevilleNC.com

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… [...]

It’s a Small World After All

international festival Fayetteville
New visitors to the communities of Cumberland County quickly discover that restaurants in this area can take the guest on a virtual trip around the world. Trip Advisor lists 419 eateries in Fayetteville alone, and the top ten user-ranked recommendations include Cuban, Mediterranean, and West African cuisine. The dining options are reflective of the ethnically diverse population in this military-d… [...]

How Fayetteville Throws a Party

Every September the city of Fayetteville celebrates the birthday of a Frenchman. This Revolutionary War hero was once invited to the United States as the “Guest of the Nation” by President James Monroe, and on his subsequent tour, he chose to visit Fayetteville to pay tribute to the first town that had adopted his name. On this historic occasion in 1825, the citizens welcomed the Marquis de Lafayette… [...]

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… [...]

Indoor Alternatives for
Outdoor Adventurers

Finding indoor alternatives during the dog days of summer can pose a challenge for outdoor adventurers. Thankfully, though, the greater Fayetteville area offers fantastic resources for those wishing to think outside the box. Just two of those sites are Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG) and The Climbing Place.  CFBG is known as an outdoor oasis that focuses on cultural and educational programs, but w… [...]

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