America’s Hometown is Calling You.
A stop into Fayetteville and Cumberland County is more than stepping into North Carolina history. It’s an up-close and invigorating dose of rich American patriotism and military pride. The United States owes much of its freedom and heritage to the brave acts of this area’s forefathers, and you can visit startling monuments and sites to their heroism here.
Our Patriots, Past and Present Trail will help you discover the area’s defiant role in the American Revolution. While countless monuments–including for Desert Storm, Vietnam and the War on Terrorism–honor the more recent sacrifices of our country’s military. You’ll sense the spirit of patriotism when you visit our Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) and 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, too. Don’t miss the immersive action of the ‘Experience the Legend’ Simulator at ASOM, by the way.
But that’s not all. Explore actual battlefields from the Civil War at the Averasboro Battlefield and Museum. Walk amongst the tombstones and memorials of war heroes throughout the city, but be sure to visit our Independent Light Infantry Parade Grounds and Fifer’s Grave, where decorated solider and fifer, Isaac Hammond, is buried. The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum honors our nation’s Green Berets, while our North Carolina Veterans Park is an inspiring attraction located right in the midst of our revitalized downtown.
Fayetteville is the ideal destination for remarkable military history, including the founding of Fort Bragg. Spend a day–or a weekend–exploring and discovering these proud military attractions. Mix in some golf or great eateries, too. Your first stop should be one the websites below. They can put together a comprehensive Visitors Package for you, making sure that you get the most out of your visit here.
www.visitfayettevillenc.com/military_in_cumberland_county/fort-bragg-monuments www.visitfayettevillenc.com/military_in_cumberland_county/sitestosee.html www.fayettevillenctrails.com/trail/patriots_past_and_present/