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Patriots, Past & Present Trail

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Patriots, Past & Present Trail

Fayetteville’s place names reflect a rich sense of its patriotic culture. The city itself is named for a famous general of the American Revolution: the marquis de Lafayette. Cumberland County also bears the name of a famous British military man, William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland. William Augustus, a younger son of King George II, was the first to dispatch British soldiers to North America to defend colonies against... MORE
Fayetteville’s place names reflect a rich sense of its patriotic culture. The city itself is named for a famous general of the American Revolution: the marquis de Lafayette. Cumberland County also bears the name of a famous British military man, William Augustus, the Duke of Cumberland. William Augustus, a younger son of King George II, was the first to dispatch British soldiers to North America to defend colonies against the French and Indians. The Fayetteville community has a longstanding military tradition from the American Revolution to the men and women serving on Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Field (formerly Pope Air Force Base). In June 1775, two months after the battles of Lexington and Concord, a gathering of villagers signed a defiant document known as the “Liberty Point Resolves,” a precursor of the Declaration of Independence. Also during the Revolutionary War this area served as a supply point and rendezvous for soldiers on both sides. In February 1776, Loyalists rallied in Cross Creek to march south. They ended up at Moores Creek Bridge, where Patriots were entrenched and waiting for their arrival. From then on, Patriots maintained control of this region.   Many men from our community believed it was their patriotic duty to serve in the Continental Army. A free black man named Isaac Hammond served as a fifer in the 10th NC Regiment of the Continental Line. He may have been at Valley Forge in the spring of 1778 with this regiment. He was buried with full military honors at the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (FILI) parade ground on the banks of Cross Creek in Fayetteville.   In 1825, Fayetteville welcomed its namesake Lafayette during his Grand Tour of the United States. Lafayette’s tour was an important part of the Nation’s 50th anniversary jubilee. In places like Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, crowds of 100,000 or more turned out to catch a glimpse of the “Hero of Two Worlds”. Although smaller, Fayetteville’s welcome was no less genuine and enthusiastic. Among Fayetteville’s citizens to greet Lafayette was Isham Blake, a former bugler and fifer with the Continental Army.   Blake served in Lafayette’s honor guard at Yorktown in 1781 at the time of the British surrender. Further evidence of our town’s patriotism can be seen in the FILI, the oldest existing volunteer militia company in the South. FILI first mustered in 1793. The company’s history includes service in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I. As our country’s military developed, so did Fayetteville. In 1836, Congress chose Fayetteville as the site of a U.S. Arsenal, and by 1858, a compound of multiple workshops created a manufactory. The arsenal achieved full manufactory capabilities under the Confederate States of America. It produced rifles, gun carriages, and ammunition for the Confederate forces. Hundreds of Fayetteville men joined the Confederate ranks. Local women worked at the arsenal rolling cartridges. Fayetteville operated hospitals for wounded soldiers.   As Union forces, under General Sherman, approached Fayetteville, they clashed with Confederate troops at the Battle of Monroes Crossroads, now on land belonging to Fort Bragg. On March 11, 1865, General Sherman and Union troops occupied Fayetteville. They met with some resistance by a handful of Confederate soldiers at the Market House. Sherman ordered Colonel Orlando Poe, 1st Michigan Engineers, to raze the arsenal. Afterwards, Union troops headed north out of town. Both sides would clash again at the Battle of Averasboro on March 15 and 16.   Following the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, African-Americans demonstrated their patriotism by taking a greater role in the military. By 1876, an African American militia company known as “ The Fayetteville Rifle Guards (Colored)” marched in the Fourth of July parade. In later decades of the 19th century, African-American patriotism was exemplified by a local militia company called the “Howard Light Infantry” and from service during the Spanish-American War. Dr. Ezekial Ezra Smith, took a leave of absence as principal of the State Colored Normal School to serve as the First Lieutenant in the 3rd North Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Spanish-American War.   Eventually appointed Regimental Adjutant in May 1898, he served in the staff position until the regiment was mustered out of service in February 1899. When World War I broke out hundreds of local African-American men joined the ranks and became Doughboys.   When the United States Army wanted to expand its field artillery training facilities for World War I, they chose a site northwest of Fayetteville and named it Camp Bragg, in honor of North Carolina native and veteran of the Mexican-American War, Braxton Bragg. Camp Bragg, established in  1918, became a permanent post and renamed Fort Bragg in 1922. Fort Bragg’s rich airborne history and tradition was informally launched in 1934 when artillery spotters jumped from a balloon platform. In 1940 Fort Bragg expanded overnight from a sleepy peacetime post of a few thousand soldiers to a sprawling training cantonment of more than 60,000 men. As a result of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the United States entered World War II and thousands of Fort Bragg troops deployed for battlefronts in every corner of the world. In 1942, army airborne units trained at Fort Bragg. The post has been “Home of the Airborne” ever since. Today, Fort Bragg is the world’s largest airborne facility with more than 45,000 military personnel. Among the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg is home to the 18th Airborne Corps, Special Operations, the “Green Berets,” Psychological Operations Command, the Delta Force and the colorful “Golden Knights” of the US Army Parachute Team.   Pope Army Air Field located adjacent to Fort Bragg completes one of the largest military complexes in the world. Pope Army Air Field has played a leading role in the development of tactics and air-power throughout history. Missions at Pope range from airlift and close air support for American armed forces, to humanitarian missions flown all over the world. The War Department and the Army Air Corp officially established “Pope Field” in 1919. It is named after First Lieutenant Harley Halbert Pope who was killed on January 7, 1919, when the JN-4 Jenny he was flying crashed into the Cape Fear River. Original operations included photographing terrain for mapping, carrying the mail, and spotting for artillery and forest fires. The local Veterans Medical Center provides for many patriots that served in the US military and reside within the region. In October of 1940, the U.S. Government dedicated this facility in Fayetteville on the grounds where remains of Confederate earthworks sit preserved in stillness and peace.   As you drive this trail, remember those that created the patriotic paths upon which you travel.   Trail Mileage: 90 miles Trail Time to Complete: 2 hours 15 min (half day trail)   Sites of interest on this trail may be classified in one of three ways: Open to the Public - The site is open to the public for a visit during their operating hours. By Appointment Only - The site is available to visitors anytime by viewing it from the exterior or by calling ahead and making an appointment with its administrators for the site to be opened during your visit. Exterior View Only - The site may only be viewed from the exterior for a visit. Visitors may receive written or audible information about trail sites at the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau through our Customize IT! system.   CLOSE
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    82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday.

    The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum brings the history of our beloved heroes in the All- American Division from its birth in 1917, to the airborne battles of World War II, to the campaigns in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Persian Gulf, to the present. On exhibit, you will see Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Alvin York’s uniform and rifle. The museum has aircraft and memorial displays outside the museum as well. (Outside exhibit open every day dawn to dusk).

    Building C-6841 Ardennes Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-3443

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday. The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum brings the history of our beloved heroes in the All- American Division from its birth in 1917, to the airborne...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Liberty Point

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    Liberty Point is a locally cherished historical area and a vestige of early street patterns with its notable triangular plot. Near this site in June 1775, a group of fifty-five patriots signed a document of freedom, popularly known as the “Liberty Point Resolves” one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed. A granite boulder commemorates their pledge to their country and bears the names of the fifty-five signers.

    Person and Bow Streets Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. Liberty Point is a locally cherished historical area and a vestige of early street patterns with its notable triangular plot. Near this site in June 1775, a group of fifty-five patriots signed...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fifer’s Grave

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    The fifer, Isaac Hammond, lies buried here. Hammond became the first fifer in the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) and served 30 years. He also served in the 10th NC Regiment Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. He became a barber in town and participated in politics even though blacks were not permitted to vote at the time.

    North Cool Spring Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. The fifer, Isaac Hammond, lies buried here. Hammond became the first fifer in the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) and served 30 years. He also served in the 10th NC Regiment...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) Armory and Museum

    Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only.

    Open to the public daily, before dusk. On August 23, 1793, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) was organized after Congress enacted the Militia Act. During the Civil War the F.I.L.I. took over the Fayetteville Arsenal for the Confederate forces. F.I.L.I. was involved in all of the nation’s wars from George Washington’s administration through WWI. The armory contains historical artifacts, weapons, uniforms, and memorabilia, including the carriage rode in by the marquis de Lafayette during his visit to Fayetteville. The F.I.L.I. is still an active ceremonial unit and is North Carolina’s official historic military command.

    210 Burgess Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only. Open to the public daily, before dusk. On August 23, 1793, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) was organized after Congress enacted the Militia Act. During the Civil War the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Main Post Chapel

    Hours: Exterior View Only Daily, Before Dusk.

    This non-denominational chapel was completed in March 1934 financed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and represents one of the finest military chapels in existence. Numerous colorful stained glass windows were added in 1945, and the breezeway in 1964. Its Classical Revival-style is highlighted by stucco walls, arched windows, and a monumental steeple. The interior acoustics provide enhanced sound for musical and spiritual events which continue to serve the military community stationed at Fort Bragg, both active duty and retired soldiers.

    Building 1-1510 Sedgewick and Jackson Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 396-1121

    Hours: Exterior View Only Daily, Before Dusk. This non-denominational chapel was completed in March 1934 financed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and represents one of the finest military chapels in existence. Numerous colorful...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    James C. Dobbin Historical Marker

    Secretary of United States Navy, 1853-57. Helped found State Hospital for Insane. Home one block north.

    Raeford Road in Fayetteville

    Secretary of United States Navy, 1853-57. Helped found State Hospital for Insane. Home one block north....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fort Bragg Historical Marker

    Established 1918 as U.S. field artillery training center. Named for N.C. native Braxton Bragg, Lt. Col., USA; Gen., CSA.

    NC 24 (Bragg Boulevard) and Randolph Street at Fort Bragg

    Established 1918 as U.S. field artillery training center. Named for N.C. native Braxton Bragg, Lt. Col., USA; Gen., CSA....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Lafayette Historical Marker

    On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse.

    Gillespie Street at Franklin Street in Fayetteville

    On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    David M. Williams 1900-1975 Historical Marker

    “Carbine” Williams, designer of short stroke piston, which
    made possible M-1 carbine rifle, widely used in WWII. Lived
    2 mi. S.

    US 301 in Godwin

    “Carbine” Williams, designer of short stroke piston, which made possible M-1 carbine rifle, widely used in WWII. Lived 2 mi. S....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Pope Air Force Base Historical Marker

    Established in 1919 as Camp Bragg Flying Field. Renamed for
    Lt. Harley Pope, Army aviator (1879-1919). Since 1948 an Air
    Force base. 1 1/2 mi. W.

    NC 24/87 at SR 1451

    Established in 1919 as Camp Bragg Flying Field. Renamed for Lt. Harley Pope, Army aviator (1879-1919). Since 1948 an Air Force base. 1 1/2 mi. W....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Warren Winslow 1810-1862 Historical Marker

    Acting Governor, 1854; Congressman, 1855-1861. Negotiated
    surrender of local U.S. arsenal in 1861. Grave 40 yds. SE.

    Grove Street at Cool Spring Street in Fayetteville

    Acting Governor, 1854; Congressman, 1855-1861. Negotiated surrender of local U.S. arsenal in 1861. Grave 40 yds. SE....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Cross Creek Cemetery

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    The oldest public cemetery in Fayetteville, containing over 1,100 grave markers, includes many local patriots. This cemetery contains graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way through the Spanish-American War. Of military interest, stands the first Confederate Monument in NC, erected in 1868. The money to build the monument was raised by local women who sold raffle shares at $1.00, raising $300. The quilt was later presented to Jefferson Davis, the ex- President of the Confederate States of America, by the winner of the raffle.

    North Cool Spring Street and Grove Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. The oldest public cemetery in Fayetteville, containing over 1,100 grave markers, includes many local patriots. This cemetery contains graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum

    Hours: **The museum is currently closed as it has moved locations. Expected to open in Late Summer 2017. New Address is reflected.

    The JFK Special Warfare Museum, established in 1963, spotlights the proud history of the US Army Special Operations and Special Forces units, also known as the Green Berets. The history of unconventional warfare spans more than 250 years, dating back to the French and Indian War and Rogers Rangers. The museum contains many unique items from World War II, the Vietnam War, and current operations.

    Building. D-2502, Ardennes and Zabitosky Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-4272

    Hours: **The museum is currently closed as it has moved locations. Expected to open in Late Summer 2017. New Address is reflected. The JFK Special Warfare Museum, established in 1963, spotlights the proud history of the US Army Special...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

    Open to the public

    The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. Operating a Visitors Center with a drive-through window. The FACVB is located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center. Call for information and help planning your visit to the area or stop by when you arrive for maps, brochures and more.

    245 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 483-5311

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open to the public The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

    Hours: Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday. Open to the Public.

    Do you consider an American Indian to be a patriot? Can a steamboat captain be patriotic? Is a Scottish Highlander a patriot if he took a Loyalty oath to Great Britain then fought in the American Revolution? What makes a patriot? What makes someone patriotic? How do you define patriotism? The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex covers nearly 400 years of history where patriots and patriotism are intertwined. As you meander through two floors of exhibits, you will be wrapped up in the historical circumstances that determines one’s patriotism. Exhibits on American Indians, early European exploration and settlement, Scottish immigration, the Revolutionary War, the Antebellum years, plank roads, steamboats, the Civil War, agriculture implements, textiles, toys, pottery, and a general store, exist for answering and asking questions about our past and its influences on the present.

    The historical complex is also home to the 1897 Poe House, a late-Victorian-era house museum that showcases the life of an upper middle class family from southeastern North Carolina. Mr. Poe, a local businessman, served on various civic committees and on the city’s Board of Aldermen. Would you classify Mr. Poe as patriotic? He and his wife, Josephine, made a home for their eight children in their house on Haymont Hill. A tour of their home may provide an indication of this family’s patriotism.

    A self-guided tour of Arsenal Park completes your visit. Arsenal Park, originally known as the US Arsenal in North Carolina, manufactured ordnance goods for the both the Federal and Confederate governments. Construction started in 1838 and was completed on the eve of the Civil War. On March 14, 1865, the arsenal was laid to waste by Union troops at the command of General William T. Sherman. The same government that built the arsenal had destroyed it. As you walk the grounds of Arsenal Park in North Carolina you will follow in the footsteps of soldiers and civilians, slaves and women, with the opportunity to gain insight into patriotism.

    801 Arsenal Avenue Fayetteville NC 28305

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 486-1330

    Hours: Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Monday. Open to the Public. Do you consider an American Indian to be a patriot? Can a steamboat captain be patriotic? Is a Scottish Highlander a patriot if he took a Loyalty...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    North Carolina Veterans Park

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays. Open to the Public.

    From the soils of North Carolina, you left your families and homes with purpose to serve your Country…. The people of North Carolina Honor your service and welcome you home.

    The North Carolina Veterans Park (NCVP) follows two themes: The first is a “Veteran’s Journey: life before, during, and after service.” The second is rebirth and healing. NCVP was designed for reflection and celebration with bold, unique, and captivating exhibits. This 21st century park is a place where veterans can gather…, and where every visitor can share the moving tribute of a grateful state, honoring those to whom our nation owes its freedom.

    NCVP is complete with a Visitors Center, which includes a Service Ribbon Wall made of fused glass, representing every service medal awarded since the Civil War, as well as a unique chandelier made from 33,500 “dog tags” (service member identification tags). There also is an interactive globe that allows you to pinpoint a location and learn about the heroic events that happened there.

    Outside the NCVP Visitors Center is the North Carolina Soils Wall, built with soil collected from the state’s 100 counties. Native soils from North Carolina are featured and used throughout the park. The Community Lawn area features the Story Garden, which is an interactive structure where you can listen to touching personal accounts of veterans’ military experiences and their lives today.

    300 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1547

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays. Open to the Public. From the soils of North Carolina, you left your families and homes with purpose to serve your Country.... The people of North Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Special Operations Memorial Plaza

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Open to the public.

    This site features a memorial wall that honors Special Operations soldiers killed in the line of duty as well as memorial stones donated by Special Operations veterans groups. The Plaza is also home to the statues of the Special Warfare Soldier and Major Richard “Dick” Meadows.

    2929 Desert Storm Drive and Yadkin Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 396-5401

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Open to the public. This site features a memorial wall that honors Special Operations soldiers killed in the line of duty as well as memorial stones donated by Special Operations veterans groups. The Plaza is also...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)

    Hours: Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open to the public.

    The Airborne and Special Operations Museum preserves the extraordinary feats performed by parachute and glider borne troops and their brothers in arms, the special operations forces. By exploring the artifact displays, life-size dioramas, audio and visual displays, and motion simulator, you will gain a deeper respect and pride for the remarkable achievements of these brave Airborne & Special Operations soldiers.

    100 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 643-2766

    Hours: Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open to the public. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum preserves the extraordinary feats performed by parachute and glider borne troops and their brothers in arms, the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to the public.

    The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum offers exhibits and educational materials concerning Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s notable patriots of the past and present. The museum staff is responsible for oversight of Fayetteville’s Historic Properties which are a tangible link to many of Fayetteville’s notable citizens. On file at the museum are the National Register and Local Landmark nomination reports for the various designated historic properties and sites. Also in its role as Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s local history museum, they maintain a repository of information related to notable local citizens.

    325 Franklin Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to the public. The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum offers exhibits and educational materials concerning...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Market House

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    The Market House built in 1832 on the site of the 1788 State House, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1831. At the State House, North Carolina ratified the US Constitution, chartered UNC, and ceded her western lands to form the State of Tennessee. Architecturally unique, the Market House is the only National Landmark in Cumberland County. Historically meat and produce and other goods were sold beneath, while the second floor was utilized as the town hall. Occasionally slaves were sold at Market Square and the vast majority of these sales were as a result of indebtedness or estate liquidation. During the Civil War, a skirmish took place around the Market House involving Confederate Hampton’s and Union General Sherman’s troops.

    Person, Hay, Green, Gillespie Streets Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. The Market House built in 1832 on the site of the 1788 State House, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1831. At the State House, North Carolina ratified the US Constitution, chartered...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Parade Grounds

    Hours: Daily before dusk. Exterior view only.

    Established in the late 18th century, the parade ground was the site where the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) company has assembled for drill since their formation in 1793. The F.I.L.I. is still North Carolina’s official historic military command and ceremonies with current members still take place on these grounds. At this site, Isaac Hammond, the company’s fifer and a free black man who served in the Revolutionary War, is buried.

    Cool Spring and Meeting Street Fayetteville NC 28301
    Hours: Daily before dusk. Exterior view only. Established in the late 18th century, the parade ground was the site where the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) company has assembled for drill since their formation in 1793....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simon Statue

    Hours: Exterior View only, Open daily, before dusk.

    Statue dedicated to a heroic special forces soldier that went above and beyond the call of duty throughout his long military career. One of many great American heroes, Colonel “Bull” Simons, was the overall ground commander of the famous Son Tay Raid in 1970. He later rescued two American businessmen kidnapped during the Iranian Revolution for H. Ross Perot.

    Ardennes and Marion Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    Hours: Exterior View only, Open daily, before dusk. Statue dedicated to a heroic special forces soldier that went above and beyond the call of duty throughout his long military career. One of many great American heroes, Colonel "Bull" Simons,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Freedom Memorial Park

    Hours: Daily, during daylight hours. Open to the public.

    This military memorial park commemorates the service of those that gave their lives for our country and stands as a testament to those presently serving. A gateway to downtown, the graceful monuments commemorate military veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Prisoners of War (POWs) and Missing In Action (MIAs) are featured. The park ensures that the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedoms are never forgotten.

    Hay Street at Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 867-0656

    Hours: Daily, during daylight hours. Open to the public. This military memorial park commemorates the service of those that gave their lives for our country and stands as a testament to those presently serving. A gateway to downtown, the graceful...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Averasboro Battlefield and Museum

    Hours: Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the public.

    Explore the history of the Battle of Averasboro (March 15- 16, 1865) when you visit the museum, the battleground, and cemetery. Also learn about the Smith family who owned the 8,000 acre plantation where the battle was fought. Three plantation houses still stand today.

    3300 Highway 82 Dunn NC 28334

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 891-5019

    Hours: Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open to the public. Explore the history of the Battle of Averasboro (March 15- 16, 1865) when you visit the museum, the battleground, and cemetery. Also learn about the Smith...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Monroe’s Crossroads Battlefield Site

    Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exterior View or By Appointment Only.

    The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads began at dawn on March 10, 1865, as Lieutenant General Wade Hampton’s Confederate cavalrymen stormed Major General H. Judson Kilpatrick’s Union cavalry encampment at the Charles Monroe plantation located on Blues Road. Initially routed during “Kilpatrick’s Shirttail Skedaddle” Union troopers eventually regained the field in the prelude to major battles at Averasboro and Bentonville. Open for escorted tours on the first Monday of each month or by special appointment. Contact Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Office for individual and group tours, or call (910) 396-6680.

    Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 396-6680

    Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exterior View or By Appointment Only. The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads began at dawn on March 10, 1865, as Lieutenant General Wade Hampton's Confederate cavalrymen stormed Major General H. Judson Kilpatrick's...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Iron Mike Statue

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    This 15-foot statue is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting, and alert. “Iron Mike” the post’s most prominent symbol since 1961; was the creation of the wife of a former deputy post chaplain. His stance is that of an airborne soldier who has completed a combat jump. The cover art for the book, Devils in Baggy Pants inspired this statue. This is the orginal statue; There is an exact replica on Fort Bragg at Randolph and Armistead Streets.

    100 Bragg Blvd Fayetteville 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. This 15-foot statue is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting, and alert. "Iron Mike" the post's most prominent symbol since 1961; was the creation of the wife of...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    JFK Memorial Chapel

    Hours: Open to the Public. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Magnificent stained-glass windows within this chapel are dedicated to Special Forces soldiers. Also on display, a monument given by John Wayne to the Special Forces for their assistance during the filming of “The Green Berets.”

    Building D-3116, Ardennes and Zabitosky Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-2127

    Hours: Open to the Public. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Magnificent stained-glass windows within this chapel are dedicated to Special Forces soldiers. Also on display, a monument given by John Wayne to the Special Forces for their assistance...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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    Sicily Drop Zone

    Hours: Varies upon jump schedule. Exterior view or appointment only. Call ahead for details. Call ahead for jump schedule.

    Watch the paratroopers practice their craft as they jump from C-130 or C-17 aircraft and descend to the ground.

    Manchester Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 396-5401

    Hours: Varies upon jump schedule. Exterior view or appointment only. Call ahead for details. Call ahead for jump schedule. Watch the paratroopers practice their craft as they jump from C-130 or C-17 aircraft and descend to the ground....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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THE STOPS

  1. 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
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    82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday.

    The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum brings the history of our beloved heroes in the All- American Division from its birth in 1917, to the airborne battles of World War II, to the campaigns in Vietnam, Grenada, Panama and the Persian Gulf, to the present. On exhibit, you will see Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Alvin York’s uniform and rifle. The museum has aircraft and memorial displays outside the museum as well. (Outside exhibit open every day dawn to dusk).

    Building C-6841 Ardennes Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-3443

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed on Sunday & Monday. The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum brings the history of our beloved heroes in the All- American Division from its birth in 1917, to the airborne...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  2. Liberty Point
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    Liberty Point

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    Liberty Point is a locally cherished historical area and a vestige of early street patterns with its notable triangular plot. Near this site in June 1775, a group of fifty-five patriots signed a document of freedom, popularly known as the “Liberty Point Resolves” one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed. A granite boulder commemorates their pledge to their country and bears the names of the fifty-five signers.

    Person and Bow Streets Fayetteville NC 28301

    (800) 255-8217

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. Liberty Point is a locally cherished historical area and a vestige of early street patterns with its notable triangular plot. Near this site in June 1775, a group of fifty-five patriots signed...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  3. Fifer’s Grave
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    Fifer’s Grave

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    The fifer, Isaac Hammond, lies buried here. Hammond became the first fifer in the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) and served 30 years. He also served in the 10th NC Regiment Continental Line during the Revolutionary War. He became a barber in town and participated in politics even though blacks were not permitted to vote at the time.

    North Cool Spring Street Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. The fifer, Isaac Hammond, lies buried here. Hammond became the first fifer in the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) and served 30 years. He also served in the 10th NC Regiment...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  4. Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) Armory and Museum
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    Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) Armory and Museum

    Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only.

    Open to the public daily, before dusk. On August 23, 1793, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) was organized after Congress enacted the Militia Act. During the Civil War the F.I.L.I. took over the Fayetteville Arsenal for the Confederate forces. F.I.L.I. was involved in all of the nation’s wars from George Washington’s administration through WWI. The armory contains historical artifacts, weapons, uniforms, and memorabilia, including the carriage rode in by the marquis de Lafayette during his visit to Fayetteville. The F.I.L.I. is still an active ceremonial unit and is North Carolina’s official historic military command.

    210 Burgess Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only. Open to the public daily, before dusk. On August 23, 1793, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) was organized after Congress enacted the Militia Act. During the Civil War the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  5. Main Post Chapel
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    Main Post Chapel

    Hours: Exterior View Only Daily, Before Dusk.

    This non-denominational chapel was completed in March 1934 financed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and represents one of the finest military chapels in existence. Numerous colorful stained glass windows were added in 1945, and the breezeway in 1964. Its Classical Revival-style is highlighted by stucco walls, arched windows, and a monumental steeple. The interior acoustics provide enhanced sound for musical and spiritual events which continue to serve the military community stationed at Fort Bragg, both active duty and retired soldiers.

    Building 1-1510 Sedgewick and Jackson Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 396-1121

    Hours: Exterior View Only Daily, Before Dusk. This non-denominational chapel was completed in March 1934 financed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and represents one of the finest military chapels in existence. Numerous colorful...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  6. James C. Dobbin Historical Marker
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    James C. Dobbin Historical Marker

    Secretary of United States Navy, 1853-57. Helped found State Hospital for Insane. Home one block north.

    Raeford Road in Fayetteville

    Secretary of United States Navy, 1853-57. Helped found State Hospital for Insane. Home one block north....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  7. Fort Bragg Historical Marker
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    Fort Bragg Historical Marker

    Established 1918 as U.S. field artillery training center. Named for N.C. native Braxton Bragg, Lt. Col., USA; Gen., CSA.

    NC 24 (Bragg Boulevard) and Randolph Street at Fort Bragg

    Established 1918 as U.S. field artillery training center. Named for N.C. native Braxton Bragg, Lt. Col., USA; Gen., CSA....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  8. Lafayette Historical Marker
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    Lafayette Historical Marker

    On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse.

    Gillespie Street at Franklin Street in Fayetteville

    On March 4-5, 1825, was guest of Fayetteville (named for him 1783), staying at home of Duncan McRae, on site of present courthouse....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  9. David M. Williams 1900-1975 Historical Marker
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    David M. Williams 1900-1975 Historical Marker

    “Carbine” Williams, designer of short stroke piston, which
    made possible M-1 carbine rifle, widely used in WWII. Lived
    2 mi. S.

    US 301 in Godwin

    “Carbine” Williams, designer of short stroke piston, which made possible M-1 carbine rifle, widely used in WWII. Lived 2 mi. S....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  10. Pope Air Force Base Historical Marker
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    Pope Air Force Base Historical Marker

    Established in 1919 as Camp Bragg Flying Field. Renamed for
    Lt. Harley Pope, Army aviator (1879-1919). Since 1948 an Air
    Force base. 1 1/2 mi. W.

    NC 24/87 at SR 1451

    Established in 1919 as Camp Bragg Flying Field. Renamed for Lt. Harley Pope, Army aviator (1879-1919). Since 1948 an Air Force base. 1 1/2 mi. W....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  11. Warren Winslow 1810-1862 Historical Marker
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    Warren Winslow 1810-1862 Historical Marker

    Acting Governor, 1854; Congressman, 1855-1861. Negotiated
    surrender of local U.S. arsenal in 1861. Grave 40 yds. SE.

    Grove Street at Cool Spring Street in Fayetteville

    Acting Governor, 1854; Congressman, 1855-1861. Negotiated surrender of local U.S. arsenal in 1861. Grave 40 yds. SE....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  12. Cross Creek Cemetery
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    Cross Creek Cemetery

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    The oldest public cemetery in Fayetteville, containing over 1,100 grave markers, includes many local patriots. This cemetery contains graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way through the Spanish-American War. Of military interest, stands the first Confederate Monument in NC, erected in 1868. The money to build the monument was raised by local women who sold raffle shares at $1.00, raising $300. The quilt was later presented to Jefferson Davis, the ex- President of the Confederate States of America, by the winner of the raffle.

    North Cool Spring Street and Grove Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. The oldest public cemetery in Fayetteville, containing over 1,100 grave markers, includes many local patriots. This cemetery contains graves of veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  13. John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum
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    John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum

    Hours: **The museum is currently closed as it has moved locations. Expected to open in Late Summer 2017. New Address is reflected.

    The JFK Special Warfare Museum, established in 1963, spotlights the proud history of the US Army Special Operations and Special Forces units, also known as the Green Berets. The history of unconventional warfare spans more than 250 years, dating back to the French and Indian War and Rogers Rangers. The museum contains many unique items from World War II, the Vietnam War, and current operations.

    Building. D-2502, Ardennes and Zabitosky Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 432-4272

    Hours: **The museum is currently closed as it has moved locations. Expected to open in Late Summer 2017. New Address is reflected. The JFK Special Warfare Museum, established in 1963, spotlights the proud history of the US Army Special...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  14. Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)
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    Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB)

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.;

    Open to the public

    The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel. Operating a Visitors Center with a drive-through window. The FACVB is located just minutes from the heart of downtown. Signs from I-95 provide clear directions to the Visitor Center. Call for information and help planning your visit to the area or stop by when you arrive for maps, brochures and more.

    245 Person Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 483-5311

    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Open to the public The Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) positions Fayetteville and  Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, tournaments, and individual travel....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  15. Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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    Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

    Hours: Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Monday. Open to the Public.

    Do you consider an American Indian to be a patriot? Can a steamboat captain be patriotic? Is a Scottish Highlander a patriot if he took a Loyalty oath to Great Britain then fought in the American Revolution? What makes a patriot? What makes someone patriotic? How do you define patriotism? The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex covers nearly 400 years of history where patriots and patriotism are intertwined. As you meander through two floors of exhibits, you will be wrapped up in the historical circumstances that determines one’s patriotism. Exhibits on American Indians, early European exploration and settlement, Scottish immigration, the Revolutionary War, the Antebellum years, plank roads, steamboats, the Civil War, agriculture implements, textiles, toys, pottery, and a general store, exist for answering and asking questions about our past and its influences on the present.

    The historical complex is also home to the 1897 Poe House, a late-Victorian-era house museum that showcases the life of an upper middle class family from southeastern North Carolina. Mr. Poe, a local businessman, served on various civic committees and on the city’s Board of Aldermen. Would you classify Mr. Poe as patriotic? He and his wife, Josephine, made a home for their eight children in their house on Haymont Hill. A tour of their home may provide an indication of this family’s patriotism.

    A self-guided tour of Arsenal Park completes your visit. Arsenal Park, originally known as the US Arsenal in North Carolina, manufactured ordnance goods for the both the Federal and Confederate governments. Construction started in 1838 and was completed on the eve of the Civil War. On March 14, 1865, the arsenal was laid to waste by Union troops at the command of General William T. Sherman. The same government that built the arsenal had destroyed it. As you walk the grounds of Arsenal Park in North Carolina you will follow in the footsteps of soldiers and civilians, slaves and women, with the opportunity to gain insight into patriotism.

    801 Arsenal Avenue Fayetteville NC 28305

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 486-1330

    Hours: Sunday 1 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Monday. Open to the Public. Do you consider an American Indian to be a patriot? Can a steamboat captain be patriotic? Is a Scottish Highlander a patriot if he took a Loyalty...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  16. North Carolina Veterans Park
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    North Carolina Veterans Park

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays. Open to the Public.

    From the soils of North Carolina, you left your families and homes with purpose to serve your Country…. The people of North Carolina Honor your service and welcome you home.

    The North Carolina Veterans Park (NCVP) follows two themes: The first is a “Veteran’s Journey: life before, during, and after service.” The second is rebirth and healing. NCVP was designed for reflection and celebration with bold, unique, and captivating exhibits. This 21st century park is a place where veterans can gather…, and where every visitor can share the moving tribute of a grateful state, honoring those to whom our nation owes its freedom.

    NCVP is complete with a Visitors Center, which includes a Service Ribbon Wall made of fused glass, representing every service medal awarded since the Civil War, as well as a unique chandelier made from 33,500 “dog tags” (service member identification tags). There also is an interactive globe that allows you to pinpoint a location and learn about the heroic events that happened there.

    Outside the NCVP Visitors Center is the North Carolina Soils Wall, built with soil collected from the state’s 100 counties. Native soils from North Carolina are featured and used throughout the park. The Community Lawn area features the Story Garden, which is an interactive structure where you can listen to touching personal accounts of veterans’ military experiences and their lives today.

    300 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1547

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays. Open to the Public. From the soils of North Carolina, you left your families and homes with purpose to serve your Country.... The people of North Carolina...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  17. Special Operations Memorial Plaza
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    Special Operations Memorial Plaza

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Open to the public.

    This site features a memorial wall that honors Special Operations soldiers killed in the line of duty as well as memorial stones donated by Special Operations veterans groups. The Plaza is also home to the statues of the Special Warfare Soldier and Major Richard “Dick” Meadows.

    2929 Desert Storm Drive and Yadkin Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 396-5401

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Open to the public. This site features a memorial wall that honors Special Operations soldiers killed in the line of duty as well as memorial stones donated by Special Operations veterans groups. The Plaza is also...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  18. Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
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    Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)

    Hours: Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open to the public.

    The Airborne and Special Operations Museum preserves the extraordinary feats performed by parachute and glider borne troops and their brothers in arms, the special operations forces. By exploring the artifact displays, life-size dioramas, audio and visual displays, and motion simulator, you will gain a deeper respect and pride for the remarkable achievements of these brave Airborne & Special Operations soldiers.

    100 Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 643-2766

    Hours: Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open to the public. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum preserves the extraordinary feats performed by parachute and glider borne troops and their brothers in arms, the...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  19. Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
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    Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

    Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to the public.

    The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum offers exhibits and educational materials concerning Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s notable patriots of the past and present. The museum staff is responsible for oversight of Fayetteville’s Historic Properties which are a tangible link to many of Fayetteville’s notable citizens. On file at the museum are the National Register and Local Landmark nomination reports for the various designated historic properties and sites. Also in its role as Fayetteville/Cumberland County’s local history museum, they maintain a repository of information related to notable local citizens.

    325 Franklin Street Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 433-1457

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Fourth Fridays 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Closed on Sunday and Holidays. Open to the public. The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum offers exhibits and educational materials concerning...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  20. Market House
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    Market House

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only.

    The Market House built in 1832 on the site of the 1788 State House, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1831. At the State House, North Carolina ratified the US Constitution, chartered UNC, and ceded her western lands to form the State of Tennessee. Architecturally unique, the Market House is the only National Landmark in Cumberland County. Historically meat and produce and other goods were sold beneath, while the second floor was utilized as the town hall. Occasionally slaves were sold at Market Square and the vast majority of these sales were as a result of indebtedness or estate liquidation. During the Civil War, a skirmish took place around the Market House involving Confederate Hampton’s and Union General Sherman’s troops.

    Person, Hay, Green, Gillespie Streets Fayetteville NC 28301

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only. The Market House built in 1832 on the site of the 1788 State House, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1831. At the State House, North Carolina ratified the US Constitution, chartered...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  21. Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Parade Grounds
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    Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Parade Grounds

    Hours: Daily before dusk. Exterior view only.

    Established in the late 18th century, the parade ground was the site where the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) company has assembled for drill since their formation in 1793. The F.I.L.I. is still North Carolina’s official historic military command and ceremonies with current members still take place on these grounds. At this site, Isaac Hammond, the company’s fifer and a free black man who served in the Revolutionary War, is buried.

    Cool Spring and Meeting Street Fayetteville NC 28301
    Hours: Daily before dusk. Exterior view only. Established in the late 18th century, the parade ground was the site where the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) company has assembled for drill since their formation in 1793....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  22. Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simon Statue
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    Colonel Arthur “Bull” Simon Statue

    Hours: Exterior View only, Open daily, before dusk.

    Statue dedicated to a heroic special forces soldier that went above and beyond the call of duty throughout his long military career. One of many great American heroes, Colonel “Bull” Simons, was the overall ground commander of the famous Son Tay Raid in 1970. He later rescued two American businessmen kidnapped during the Iranian Revolution for H. Ross Perot.

    Ardennes and Marion Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    Hours: Exterior View only, Open daily, before dusk. Statue dedicated to a heroic special forces soldier that went above and beyond the call of duty throughout his long military career. One of many great American heroes, Colonel "Bull" Simons,...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  23. Freedom Memorial Park
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    Freedom Memorial Park

    Hours: Daily, during daylight hours. Open to the public.

    This military memorial park commemorates the service of those that gave their lives for our country and stands as a testament to those presently serving. A gateway to downtown, the graceful monuments commemorate military veterans of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Prisoners of War (POWs) and Missing In Action (MIAs) are featured. The park ensures that the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedoms are never forgotten.

    Hay Street at Bragg Boulevard Fayetteville NC 28301

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 867-0656

    Hours: Daily, during daylight hours. Open to the public. This military memorial park commemorates the service of those that gave their lives for our country and stands as a testament to those presently serving. A gateway to downtown, the graceful...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  24. Averasboro Battlefield and Museum
    YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THAT IS

    Averasboro Battlefield and Museum

    Hours: Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m.; Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open to the public.

    Explore the history of the Battle of Averasboro (March 15- 16, 1865) when you visit the museum, the battleground, and cemetery. Also learn about the Smith family who owned the 8,000 acre plantation where the battle was fought. Three plantation houses still stand today.

    3300 Highway 82 Dunn NC 28334

    VISIT WEBSITE

    (910) 891-5019

    Hours: Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.; Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Open to the public. Explore the history of the Battle of Averasboro (March 15- 16, 1865) when you visit the museum, the battleground, and cemetery. Also learn about the Smith...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  25. Monroe’s Crossroads Battlefield Site
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    Monroe’s Crossroads Battlefield Site

    Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exterior View or By Appointment Only.

    The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads began at dawn on March 10, 1865, as Lieutenant General Wade Hampton’s Confederate cavalrymen stormed Major General H. Judson Kilpatrick’s Union cavalry encampment at the Charles Monroe plantation located on Blues Road. Initially routed during “Kilpatrick’s Shirttail Skedaddle” Union troopers eventually regained the field in the prelude to major battles at Averasboro and Bentonville. Open for escorted tours on the first Monday of each month or by special appointment. Contact Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Office for individual and group tours, or call (910) 396-6680.

    Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 396-6680

    Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Exterior View or By Appointment Only. The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads began at dawn on March 10, 1865, as Lieutenant General Wade Hampton's Confederate cavalrymen stormed Major General H. Judson Kilpatrick's...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  26. Iron Mike Statue
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    Iron Mike Statue

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only.

    This 15-foot statue is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting, and alert. “Iron Mike” the post’s most prominent symbol since 1961; was the creation of the wife of a former deputy post chaplain. His stance is that of an airborne soldier who has completed a combat jump. The cover art for the book, Devils in Baggy Pants inspired this statue. This is the orginal statue; There is an exact replica on Fort Bragg at Randolph and Armistead Streets.

    100 Bragg Blvd Fayetteville 28301

    Hours: Daily, before dusk. Exterior view only. This 15-foot statue is dedicated to the airborne trooper who is always watching, waiting, and alert. "Iron Mike" the post's most prominent symbol since 1961; was the creation of the wife of...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  27. JFK Memorial Chapel
    YOUR GUIDE TO ALL THAT IS

    JFK Memorial Chapel

    Hours: Open to the Public. Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Magnificent stained-glass windows within this chapel are dedicated to Special Forces soldiers. Also on display, a monument given by John Wayne to the Special Forces for their assistance during the filming of “The Green Berets.”

    Building D-3116, Ardennes and Zabitosky Street Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 432-2127

    Hours: Open to the Public. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Magnificent stained-glass windows within this chapel are dedicated to Special Forces soldiers. Also on display, a monument given by John Wayne to the Special Forces for their assistance...(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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  28. Sicily Drop Zone
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    Sicily Drop Zone

    Hours: Varies upon jump schedule. Exterior view or appointment only. Call ahead for details. Call ahead for jump schedule.

    Watch the paratroopers practice their craft as they jump from C-130 or C-17 aircraft and descend to the ground.

    Manchester Road Fort Bragg NC 28310

    (910) 396-5401

    Hours: Varies upon jump schedule. Exterior view or appointment only. Call ahead for details. Call ahead for jump schedule. Watch the paratroopers practice their craft as they jump from C-130 or C-17 aircraft and descend to the ground....(visit trails.visitfayettevillenc.com for full description)

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