Vibrant Piedmont Cities
Fayetteville calls America’s Heroes ‘neighbor.’ The soldiers that defend this nation’s freedoms have called greater Fayetteville home since the American Revolution. Tour the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory & Museum, which houses artifacts from the oldest militia unit in continuous existence in the south (chartered 1793). Walk the grounds that house the remains of Fayetteville Arsenal, which General Sherman burned during his infamous march through the South. Visit seven sites on the NC Civil War Trails. Learn the history of modern special operations at the world-class Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville. Have lunch on Fort Bragg.
Greater Fayetteville offers 39 sites dedicated to our rich military history: Map and descriptions of 39 military sites
Drive the Trails of History
There are over 750 miles of themed trailsthroughout greater Fayetteville. Ten themed trails offer site descriptions, driving directions and pictures of each site to see. Trail themes include African American history, Scottish Heritage, Civil War History, architecture, transportation and more! A detailed history, site descriptions and downloadable map with site to site driving directions are provided.
Users can also customize a tour with CustomizeIt! an online customizable itinerary builder. CustomizeIt! offers audio files of each selected site, which can be downloaded for review prior to visiting each site.
added: December 12, 2008
updated: December 22, 2008