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Airborne and Special Operations Museum

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Address: 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4806
Phone Number:
+1 910-643-2778
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The doors opened on 16 August 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original...

The doors opened on 16 August 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original Test Platoon’s first parachute jump. The museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, a gift shop, and a motion simulator ride that features two experiences. Admission is free, and we do accept donations in the gift shop and in donation boxes in the lobby.

The main gallery is designed as a self-guided tour, in chronological order, through the history of airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes periodically and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army airborne and special operations units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present.

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Walk through history

I have visited the ASOM multiple times. My husband and I have gone at least 3 times on our own, and we take anyone who comes to town to visit us. The special exhibit at the front... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For this e Military enthusiasts, this is the place to visit!!! Air Conditioning is CRANKED, it is quiet, it is humbling, and it is HISTORY at its finest. I wasn't impressed with the 3-d exhibit...it was expensive and NOT worth the price we paid, but still neat to experience. I wouldn't ever do it again tho. I do recommend it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited the ASOM multiple times. My husband and I have gone at least 3 times on our own, and we take anyone who comes to town to visit us. The special exhibit at the front is full of amazing detail. The video elements really provide depth to the exhibits. You can walk through just glancing at the exhibits... More 

Thank Kate D
Elkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This free museum is fantastic. They do an excellent job of not just giving you the material, but taking you back in time to the wars. The museum is built to look like the cities in Germany would have looked like during WWII. This interactive feature makes it interesting. My only qualm is WWII takes up much of the museum... More 

Thank Brittany J
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice exhibition of american airborne history from world war 2 to presnt day highlighting their most important battles. Has complete details of all airborne units and their battles including pacific airborne. Also has a great souvenir shop and very friendly staff

Thank Marvin M
Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great muesum - for anybody wanting to understand and learn some history about Special Operations and the Army Airborne - thus place walks thru all the Major conflicts that we all have read about. Fantastic tour. If you are in Fayetteville - this is a must visit! Also, please be kind and donate whatever you can. Enjoy

Thank jeffhowell48
Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here for years but finally took the kids. 12 and 9 years old, both loved it. It's free but please donate! That's how these places stay open and get new exhibits. Excellent rainy or cold day activity, or anytime of the year. Good way to spend an hour or two and keep everybody entertained.

Thank Charlie N
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An incredible trip down memory lane of 101st Airborne (Air Assault) and Special Operation forces in conflicts around the globe since the 1940s. Special section devoted to hour-by-hour accounts of the disastrous Somolian campaign featured in the movie "Blackhawk Down". Tributes to many fallen soldiers. Magnetic displays which draw you into each conflict as if you are a participant. An... More 

Thank rooseg
Nacka, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum about the honorable airborne and special forces. They hold a great spot in history to which we all know them a great deal of gratitude. This is well shown in the museum that should be on any Bucket list.

Thank PonKro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is well organized, clean, and informative. It's a great place for the avid reader and the glancer. This is a good activity for the solo person and families!

Thank Audrey R
Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well done museum with several hours of exhibits to see if you are interested in the subject. Parking easy, a walk away from downtown.

Thank brwerner

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