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Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum

325 Franklin St, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5527
+1 910-433-1455
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Small but a Jewel.

It has a lot of information on transportation in the area. It is small, but a delight to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wade S
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museaum

Only one of the buildings was open on the day we went. However, a great thing to do on a rainy day... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Aloha2019
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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This area was orginally developed because of transportation needs. WE are at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. This museum tells that key to our history plus lots of interesting tidbits, like a 1950's gas station, info on hotels - steam boat travel, etc.
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  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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325 Franklin St, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5527
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+1 910-433-1455
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a lot of information on transportation in the area. It is small, but a delight to visit. The staff is very helpful.

Thank Wade S
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Only one of the buildings was open on the day we went. However, a great thing to do on a rainy day. It gives the info about the town and has some interesting exhibits. However, there is also a part about the way people dealt...More

Thank Aloha2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about some of the local history. Not very apparent the there are two buildings. We spent our time in the railroad depot, but didn't know that the other building was open.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

There are 2 separate museums next to each other. The larger building is the local history museum and the smaller building is the annex with the transportation museum. The history museum is in a restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot. After reading...More

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Fayetteville is fortunate to have such a nice museum with special collections all under the leadership of Bruce Daws, one of Fayetteville best historians! A must see!

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Make sure to visit both museums, they are side by side.this one covers fayetteville industry and auto, the staff at both places were excellent and knew thier local history, Plan to spend 1-1/2+ at both Worth a visit if in the area

Thank skoolieowner
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

It is a transportation AND local area history museum so it has some eclectic exhibits from Cape Fear River steamboats to trains with stuff from the Civil War, area churches and an exhibit on turn of the century funeral practices that was a complete surprise....More

Thank Bill W
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

I'll start with the positive, it was free to get in. If not I would've been pretty upset. Honestly not worth your time at all. For a "transportation museum ", there are almost no transportation related items other than a recreated boat steering wheel. One...More

Thank btg172
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

Interesting place to visit to learn more about Fayetteville and Cape Fear River. A little small and really doubt any other exhibits would show there. Its free and never that busy. If you are in the Farmer's Market it is a good place to visit...More

Thank Amy M
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Rude lady behind the desk, eclectic mix of artifacts. Our main motivation to visit was to see the model train display, however it appears as though it has been partly disconnected. (The lady working at the entrance didn't know what was happening to it or...More

1  Thank Travelling_Bilbury
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