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Airborne and Special Operations Museum

100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4806
+1 910-643-2778
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For anybody with a scant interest in history, much less Airborne and Special Operations history, a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northern Virginia, Virginia
An excellent museum

The building is very impressive and the story of special forces is told in a clear and engaging... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charles J
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4806
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For anybody with a scant interest in history, much less Airborne and Special Operations history, a visit to the museum is a MUST visit. As you drive into the parking lot, you will see two statues, one of GEN Hugh Shelton and Iron Mike, both...More

Thank nakamark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is very impressive and the story of special forces is told in a clear and engaging manner. It makes you appreciate all that these young men and women go through

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking through the museum is like strolling through the history of wars. Large displays create the scene as though you were there.

Thank jp4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had my retirement ceremony held at this location and I do not regret it. The staff was totally on point and provided me all the support to ensure a successful event. There is obviously more to offer here than a venue for an event....More

Thank Texas_Rattler
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This museum gives a great history of the airborne and special operations units. We liked the displays and how they depicted where the event really occurred. The museum is free and well worth the time spent learning more about this history of these military units.

Thank AJC_travlers
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Breath taking facts and information found here! Our family had a wonderful time and the museum has wonderful staff. Keep up the knowledge !

Thank RoyalBrewer17
Reviewed 29 October 2017

What an impressive facility. The information on your self-guided tour is abundant and well explained...at your own pace. Upon arrival, the greeters explained that they would honor VietNam Veterans and to please assemble inside for a ceremony. We all did and were touched by the...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Plan to spend several hours to take it all in. The first part covers the history of founding the airborne program and transitions from WW2 through conflicts and wars through Afghanistan. There is a lot of reading and not a lot of interactive displays designed...More

Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This museum stands as a tribute to all those who served and continue to serve in certain areas of the Army. Iron Mike, a quite large metal statue of a soldier, welcomes you at the entrance. As you enter you will see a model of...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great history of the airborne from earliest days in WWII to it morphing into Special Forces currently. I was in XVIII Airborne Corps in the 60s and this brought back special memories. All the artifacts are real -- no fake stuff. I learned lots I...More

Thank David A
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CamboLoliita M
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Response from Jenna404 | Reviewed this property |
admission is always free, but the kind gesture is offering a donation to help keep it operating. The Virtual Movie is expensive tho...not worth it. Kinda lame!
6 January 2017|
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Response from Edward P | Reviewed this property |
I don't so - only service dogs
10 June 2016|
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Response from Phillip W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very Handicap friendly even as you walked through the museum exhibit. The staff has always been just great with any issue. You have to know that lots of veterans have severe handicaps from the service. Have a good... More