Fayetteville Itinerary: Hometown Heroes

Fayetteville Itinerary: Hometown Heroes

The Itinerary at a Glance

Come experience Fayetteville, North Carolina, a place where History, Heroes and a Hometown Feeling create the backdrop for a fun-filled, three-day adventure. A long line of valor stretches through Greater Fayetteville. From yesteryear to today, brave soldiers, airmen and women who serve at Fort Bragg and beyond are honored as you celebrate our past while embracing our future.

3 Unique Experiences on This Trip

  • Fort Bragg
  • 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Duration: 3 Days

Available: Year-round

This Itinerary is Ideal For: All

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Hometown History & Local Highlights

Arrive in Fayetteville early afternoon.

Your visit begins with a historic walking tour of downtown. Your local guide will recount the history, stories and people who were important to this city. You will see the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum to learn about the colonial transportation system that united the colonies. Next you will visit the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) Armory to see a treasure trove of unique artifacts and collectibles. Then you will see a number of historic churches and discover the unique architecture in the city’s buildings. Also included on the tour are stops at the Market House, Cool Springs Tavern and Liberty Point.

Concluding your downtown tour, you and your guide will travel by coach to North Carolina Veterans Park, the first North Carolina state park dedicated to military veterans, young and old, living and deceased, from all branches of the Armed Services.

Check in to your hotel this afternoon.

A popular option for dinner this evening is the Fort Bragg Club, featuring the Army Catering Program, where you’ll have an admirable glimpse of history at Fort Bragg.

Day 2

Fort Bragg Experience:  A Full-Day TDY

Begin your day with a guided tour of Fort Bragg, one of the U.S. Army’s most important installations. A guide will provide insights and stories of our patriots in uniform. During your TDY (temporary duty assignment), you will see the headquarters of the famous Golden Knights Parachute team, tour the JFK Special Warfare Museum and visit the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum.

Also today, view a number of interactive sights involving our hometown heroes. Your step-on guide provides a unique perspective on the lives of the heroic men and women whose work and readiness keep our country free.  Experience why Fort Bragg’s distinguished record of service is unparalleled.  (Experience Options listed below – subject to availability)

Your step-on guide provides a unique perspective on the lives of the heroic men and women whose work and readiness keep our country free. Through your half-day TDY (temporary duty assignment), you’ll experience why Fort Bragg’s distinguished record of service is unparalleled. Options include:

  • Guided tours of Fort Bragg and Pope Field
  • Parachute packing with aerial delivery and quartermaster riggers
  • Attend Golden Knights video/Q&A/briefing session
  • Tour the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
  • You’ll want to be the chow hound – lunch at a dining facility

Tours available Tuesday through Thursday. All activities are subject to change depending on daily operations. Advanced reservations are required through Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office. Please allow 120 days for approval. Tour participants must be able to show U.S. citizenship.

For an authentic experience, plan to include lunch for your group and dine on post with true American heroes.

This evening enjoy dinner at a popular local eatery, Chris’ Open Hearth Steak and Seafood House. With the presence of our military, Fayetteville’s dining options have flourished. Built as a barbecue lodge in Fayetteville’s first shopping center and with the addition of an open hearth, Chris’ has been serving the community since 1963. Enjoy its “good ole American” status.

Day 3

1897 Poe House and Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Begin your day with a tour of the 1897 Poe House, home of an affluent Fayetteville businessman and his family. Here you discover innovations and changes that defined the turn Poe Houseof the 20th Century. Uncover historic, technological, economic and social changes in North Carolina and the United States as told by your guide.

Next, it’s off to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, which highlights the role of the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations forces since 1940.  Explore the sacrifices, courage, devotion to duty and exploits of those who jump into battle. Travel through time with unique artifact displays, life-size dioramas, and exciting audio-visual exhibits. Guided tours are available with advance request.

You may bring lunch to enjoy at the ASOM Reflection Garden or arrange for a catered group in the Lindsay room.

Depart Fayetteville early afternoon.

We wish you safe travels and welcome you back anytime to Fort Bragg and the communities of Cumberland County.

This itinerary may be customized to meet any special needs and interests of your group. It is perfect for a getaway, mystery tour or patriotic group tour.  Contact the Tourism Sales Manager at the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information.

Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Group Tour Services

  • Itinerary planning
  • Facilitate finding a step-on guide
  • All-American welcome reception
  • FAM tours for qualified operators



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