Cumberland county has a rich history and is showcased in its plethora of museums. Visit one today!


The Museum will provide a unique educational experience on United States history and basic core values through the preservation, interpretation and recognition of US airborne and special operations history, equipment, technology, legend, art and weaponry.


Since 1989, Cape Fear Botanical Garden has grown and flourished to become a beautiful and treasured part of Fayetteville. The Garden has an essential role in the community and enhances the quality of life for people of all ages by providing cultural and educational programs, field trips and camps for our children, resiliency programs for soldiers and veterans, and places, both native and cultivated, in which to connect with nature.


Fascinate-U is a children’s museum located in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

For over 20 years we have provided a safe place where children can explore their world through creative role-playing, manipulation, and interaction with each other.
The museum serves children of all ages.


The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is the hub for history in Downtown Fayetteville. We are located in the beautifully restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot. From the history enthusiast to families looking for fun, there is something for everyone. Discover our engaging
exhibits, seasonal tours, farmers market, and special programs.


The museum, which is part of the NC Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources, opened in June of 1988, and since that time acquired and restored the 1897 Poe House and constructed a steel semblance of one of the arsenal’s four octagonal towers. In addition, the c.1840 Culbreth House was moved on site and restored. Combined with the museum proper, these historical resources spread nearly seven acres to create a historical complex unparalleled in the southeastern United States. The region’s rich and diverse history come to life for visitors through exhibitions, living-history programs, demonstrations, and other activities.