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: 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

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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… [...]

Your Passport to Kid-Friendly Destinations

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With the kids going on winter break and family visiting from out of town, planning daytime adventures around the area should be on your to-do list. The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) offers help with that in the form of the Passport—a free pocket guide that highlights 12 attractions in Cumberland County. Children enjoy playing the “tourist” and having their book stamped at e… [...]

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… [...]

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