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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 museum with local history

We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about some of the local history. Not very... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Idaho Falls, Idaho
museums are in two separate buildings.

There are 2 separate museums next to each other. The larger building is the local history museum... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
cheryl h
Durham, North Carolina
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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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325 Franklin St, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5527
+1 910-433-1455
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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.

Thank AJC_travlers
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
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!

1  Thank bonniewest2017
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Very small, but good history and nice to go learn about. There is a train that runs directly behind the museum and if you're lucky you will see it while there.

Thank 770jaimep
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very nicely done in an old building adjacent to Cape Fear Studio in downtown Fayetteville. The tour is self guided and the entrance is free. If you come to Fayetteville I suggest you visit it.

Thank Liviana286
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Rachael M
18 July 2016|
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Response from EDavis44 | Reviewed this property |
No admission charge. Just go and enjoy.