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Fayetteville Transportation Museum

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Address: 325 Franklin St, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5527
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+1 910-433-1455
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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This area was orginally developed because of transportation needs. WE are...

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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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.

Reviewed 23 February 2017
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 for a couple of minutes.

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Thank Amy M
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185 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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 why it was disassembled!). Not much to keep young children entertained (we had been told... More 

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Concord,
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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.

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Thank 770jaimep
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Liviana286
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This was a quaint museum with really nice history about Fayetteville. I was impressed! The staff was very courteous! I would not suggest bringing small children because it's just not on their level.

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1 Thank Robin C
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum--not so much be aisle of its main area but because of the annex. The docent In the main area was just behind the desk. But at the annex, the man there was wonderful and interacted with my kids!!!!

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Thank Rachael M
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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111 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Some nice exhibits, convienent to other downtown locations. Also plays host to local farmers markets on Sat.

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1 Thank Michael K
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a few hours respite from the heat in this quaint local museum. It's a little confusing to find the side entrance and if it were not for cars in the lot the many locked doors would make the building to appear to be closed. Don't miss the upstairs displays there was lots of interesting civil... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This museum is chock full of history. There was a lot of information about the Marquis de Lafayette, which I found particularly interesting. There were a lot of quality pieces throughout the museum. Everything from the American Revolution to World War II. It was also nice to see photos from what Fayetteville used to look like.

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Thank Trishdolce
Spring Lake, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The transportation museum traces how people traveled before electric cars. It is small and quaint but filled with history inside. Outside, if you come on Wednesdays or Saturdays they have a market where you can buy produce and Saturdays, a variety of other goods from candles to soaps. Only happens until 1:00pm. Otherwise, the Museum is a perfect way to... More 

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