Fayetteville, North Carolina, can trace its roots back to the American Revolution when it was named for Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette. Since then, the city has grown and become home to literary legends, military museums, and plenty of group-friendly fun. Discover what it means to be DistiNCtly Fayetteville today!
As the United States’ largest military installation, Fort Bragg is steeped in military history. Head to the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum for a history lesson on the military forces and soldiers who fought for freedom from 1940 to the present day. Also on the grounds of Fort Bragg, the JFK Special Warfare Museum exhibits historical documents from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.
Visit the Cape Fear Botanical Garden and take a leisurely stroll through 80 acres of specialty gardens and blooming ornamental plants. Highlights include camellia, daylily, and shade gardens; the Butterfly Stroll; and the Hazel McCauley Heritage Garden, which features 19th-century agricultural structures and a homestead. Groups enjoy guided garden tours and workshops.
The 1897 Poe House was once the residence of a very successful North Carolina businessman. Today, guests can visit the house to learn about gender roles; African American history; and the technological, economic, and social changes that impacted this era. Stop by the nearby Museum of the Cape Fear to gain a deeper understanding of the area’s past.
Take in a ballgame at Segra Stadium, home of the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, a minor league baseball team. The stadium offers various seating options for groups, including its Field Boxes, Luxury Suites, and Party Deck. Large groups can also rent the venue for special events.
Main Image: Cape Fear Botanical Garden; Credit: DistiNCtly Fayetteville