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

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, but we have highlighted just three of our favorite things to do in this spring… [...]

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 to… [...]

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, uniqu… [...]

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… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: December 16 – 18

Ryan's Reindeer Run Fayetteville NC
Only 10 days now remain until Christmas, and the countdown continues in the greater Fayetteville area with some unique holiday events. Our calendar stays packed year-round with happenings that please performing-arts lovers, history hounds and outdoor adventurers, and this weekend offers the best of all three worlds for our visitors and locals. Whichever pursuit is your passion, here are just four r… [...]

America’s Hometown Happenings: December 9 – 11

Rotary Christmas Parade Fayetteville NC
We make it our job to keep track of Santa around the greater Fayetteville area, and this weekend, he is due to pop up in multiple places. Get the children dressed in their holiday best and ready to greet Santa over breakfast, in a parade or on a carriage ride. Then surprise the family with tickets to a kid-friendly holiday performance. This weekend is all about making holiday memories for Santa’s smallest fa… [...]

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