325 Franklin Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-433-1457; 910-433-1458; 910-433-1944
Tues.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm
Closed Sun. and Mon.
The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is the hub for history in Downtown Fayetteville. From the history enthusiast to families looking for fun, there is something for everyone here. The Historic Properties division operates the museum, Museum Annex, the North Carolina Veterans Park, and city owned historic sites to include the Market House. The museum has oversight of the two National Register Districts and Local Landmarks.
About the Museum
Located in the beautifully restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot, the museum offers two floors of engaging, artifact-filled exhibits. The rich history of our area is told from pre-history through the early 20th century. Favorite spots in the museum include the model train room, steamboat interactive, and the recreated Station Agent’s Office.
Conveniently located next door to the museum, the annex continues Fayetteville’s story with automobiles and airplanes. Vintage cars, the recreated 1920s gas station, and Fayetteville’s 1880s Silsby Steam Pump Engine are a delight. Exhibit topics also include local law enforcement and fire department history, farm life, and the early years of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Air Field.
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