Area Museums

In addition to the history museums listed below, visit the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information on other area museums, attractions, events, dining and lodging.



The 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum is located on Ardennes Street at the corner of Gela Street, in the center of the 82d Airborne Division area of Fort Bragg. The museum celebrates the history of the “All American” division from its activation in 1917 through its service in World War II as the Army’s first airborne division, and over half a century of duty since as the nation’s primary strategic reaction force. Hours for the museum are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sundays, and closed Mondays except open Federal holiday Mondays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years days. Call (910) 432-3443 or 5307 for more information. Admission is free.


 othermuseum_1The JFK Special Warfare Museum is located on the corner of Ardennes and Marion Streets, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The museum is the US Army regimental museum for Special Forces (The Green Berets), Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations. Exhibits focus on the time period of WWI through the present real world missions of the Global War on Terror. The museum hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The museum is closed Mondays except for Labor Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and the 4th of July. Call (910) 432-4272 for more information. The general public is welcome. Admission is free.




 cape fear museumThe Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville is part of the North Carolina state museum system, and tracks the history of the people and places in the Cape Fear River valley. Located just a few blocks from the Airborne & Special Operations Museum, the Museum of the Cape Fear is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Call (910) 486-1330 for more information. Admission is free.


 general museumGeneral William C. Lee Airborne Museum The home of Dunn native Major General William C. Lee, “Father of the U.S. Army Airborne”, is an early 20th century Neo-classical Revival house located at 209 W. Divine St. in Dunn. Museum open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturday, 11am-4pm; and Sunday, 1-4pm. Admission is free. For information or to set up group tours, call (910) 892-1947.

Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation
100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
(910) 643-2778
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays
Open Memorial Day, 4th of July and Veteran’s Day

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation supports the museum with marketing, advertising and financial support for its programs and exhibits. Opening the doors on August 16th, 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original United States Army’s Test Platoon’s first parachute jump, the museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, video theater and a motion simulator ride. It is located in Historic Downtown Fayetteville on the corner of Bragg Boulevard and Hay Street, adjacent to the city’s Freedom Memorial Park and the recently built North Carolina Veteran’s Park. The main gallery is designed as a self-guiding tour, in chronological order, through the history of the airborne and special operations soldiers, from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes throughout the year and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army, airborne and special operation units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present. For a nominal fee visitors can ride the 24 seat motion simulator. Find our privacy policy here.

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