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Field of Honor

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) - Parade Grounds
Field Open All Day

The Field of Honor is a living display of heroism that flies as a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans. Hundreds of American flags fly on the parade grounds of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM) in Downtown Fayetteville every year, and the public is invited to visit the field and pay their respects. Every flag honors someone who is currently serving, those who have served, and the men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice for our nation’s security and freedom. Each flag comes with its own story and displays a tag identifying the person who sponsored the flag and the flag honoree. Proceeds from flag sales benefit the ASOM Foundation and the Downtown Alliance.


The Field of Honor Dedication Ceremony will be held in the ASOM's Yarborough-Bank Theater at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, and the field will then remain open to the public through June 24, 2016.

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Special Exhibits at the Transportation Museum

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum features multiple ongoing exhibitions that focus on Fayetteville's unique role in the history of North Carolina and the U.S. For further information on any one of these exhibits, contact the museum. Ongoing exhibits currently include the following:



  • Cumberland County Goes to War

  • Early Camp Bragg and Pope Army Airfield

  • Edward Evans

  • From State House to Statehood

  • Lafayette in Fayetteville

  • Local Law Enforcement

  • Modern Greece

  • Mourning: Death and Dying in Fayetteville

  • Punitive Expedition

  • Railroading in Fayetteville


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Strawberry Picking on the Farm

Gillis Hill Road Produce
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Come out to the farm and make your way to the strawberry fields, where berries are ripe and ready for pickin'. Pickers pre-pay for either a two-quart or a gallon-size basket, then pick to their hearts' content. For those who may want to purchase the fruit without the work, pre-picked strawberries are typically available, as well. Fields close for picking at 5:30 p.m., but visitors are encouraged to call ahead and confirm the farm's hours for that day. The strawberry season usually lasts from April through May; however, fields may close sooner or later, depending on the weather.

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"Task Force Ranger & the Battle of Mogadishu" Exhibition

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

This exhibit features a mock-up of a street in Mogadishu, information boards about the battle and actions taken by the U.S. Army's units there, displays of donated items used there from the soldiers involved in the battles, as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video explains the missions in the words of the soldiers involved, from interviews with them.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and federal holidays.

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"Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear" Exhibition

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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The Museum of the Cape Fear opens a new exhibit, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear, 1850 – 1950, examining funerary practices in late-19th/early-20th century North Carolina. A variety of artifacts will illustrate the diverse and changing practices of this era. Also, the 1897 Poe House will be dressed in mourning from May 6 through June 12 and again from October 4 through November 13. Parlor to Parlor is a joint production between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the North Carolina Museum of History, and will be on display through December 31, 2016.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed on Mondays and federal holidays.

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"Women in World War II" Exhibition

North Carolina Veterans Park
Visitor Center Hours (See Description)

Visit the park for a glimpse into the contributions of North Carolina's women during World War II. Thousands of women from all over the Old North State volunteered to serve and make a difference in the military branches and civilian service roles. Their efforts would help the war effort, as well as mark a turning point in the role of women in the military and society.


Visitor Center Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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1897 Poe House Dressed in Mourning

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex - 1897 Poe House
Museum Hours (See Description)

The 1897 Poe House is dressed in mourning. Dixie Poe Sutton, one of the Poe’s six daughters, died after giving birth in 1913. It is likely the family held her wake in the house. Eventually, care of the dead began moving from the home parlor to the funeral parlor during the early 20th century. Visitors on regularly scheduled tours of the Poe House will see a wake scene in the parlor, crepe-covered mirrors, floral offerings, and other mourning traditions typical of an upper-middle class home during the 1910s. In conjunction with this event is the Museum of the Cape Fear's ongoing exhibition, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear, 1850 – 1950, examining funerary practices in late-19th/early-20th century North Carolina.


Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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"Vantage Point" Exhibition

Gallery 208, Up & Coming Weekly
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In partnership with the Givens Performing Arts Center and Visual Arts Alliance, Up & Coming Weekly's Gallery 208 presents the art exhibition Vantage Point: Paintings by Daniel Reeves. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with refreshments and door prizes. The exhibit will then remain open to the public through July 1, 2016.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Annual Anniversary Artist Members' Exhibition

Cape Fear Studios
Studio Hours (See Description)

Cape Fear Studios' 26th anniversary year will be celebrated in this exhibition by member artists. An opening reception will be held at the studio during Downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" event, on April 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Studio Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Naturalist Thursdays Series: Butterflies and Moths

Lake Rim Park
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Curious about nature? Increase your knowledge about a wide array of subjects during these ranger-led talks, occurring on the fourth Thursday of each month. May's talk is "Butterflies and Moths." Call to register. All ages welcome.

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