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Brief Historic Tours

Start your tour with a visit to EVANS METROPOLITAN A.M.E. ZION CHURCH. The congregation was founded by Henry Evans around 1801. Evans’ arrival in Fayetteville was the beginning of Methodism in Fayetteville and Easter n NC. Evans, a black shoemaker, preached to both blacks and whites. The cur rent building, built in 1893 features Gothic-style architecture and a two-story gabled front. A tablet in the basement marks the grave of Henry Evans. 
301 North Cool Spring Street, Fayetteville, NC • (910) 483-2862 
Call ahead to tour inside. 
 
Walk to LIBERTY POINT. Liberty Point is not only a locally cherished historical area, but also a vestige of early street patterns with its notable triangular plot. Near this site in June, 1775, a group of 55 local patriots signed a document of freedom one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed, popularly known as the “Liberty Point Resolves.” A granite boulder commemorates their pledge to their country and lists the names of the 55 signers. 
Person and Bow Streets, Fayetteville, NC • (910) 483-5311 
 
 
Nearby, the MARKET HOUSE is the only National Landmark in Fayetteville. Architecturally unique in North Carolina, the Market House Is one of the few surviving structures in North America to use the town hall scheme found in England. It was built in 1832 on the site of the State House, where North Carolina delegates ratified the U.S. Constitution, ceded wester n lands to Tennessee and chartered the University of North Carolina. 
Intersection of Person and Hay Street with Green and Gillespie Street Fayetteville, NC • (910) 433-1457
 

HALF DAY HISTORIC TOUR 

 
Learn about the local community at the FAYETTEVILLE AREA TRANSPORTATION AND LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM. The museum traces the history of Fayetteville/Cumberland County from Native Americans to 20th century through the use of exhibits, artifacts, educational panels, photographs, models, dioramas, and video production. Group tours of historic downtown sites are arranged. Archival information on Fayetteville's historic districts and landmarks are available.
325 Franklin Street, Fayetteville, NC • (910) 433-1457 • Free 
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday. 
 
Take a short walk to the OLD CUMBERLAND COUNTY COURTHOUSE. The first floor displays a number of historical documents, pictures and memorabilia from the last two centuries. 
Franklin, Gillespie and Russell Streets, Fayetteville, NC • Free 
 
Stop by LIBERTY POINT, a locally cherished historical area, and a vestige of early street patters with its notable triangular plot. Near this site in June 1775, a group of 55 local patriots signed a document of freedom one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed, popularly known as the Liberty Point Resolves. A granite boulder commemorates their pledge to their country and lists the names of the 55 signers. 
Person and Bow Streets, Fayetteville, NC • (910) 483-5311 
 
Grab lunch downtown at PIERRO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, one of our area’s fine dining establishments.
217 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC • (910) 678-8885 
 

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The MUSEUM OF THE CAPE FEAR HISTORICAL COMPLEX offers three historic resources in one location. The Museum galleries tells the comprehensive history of the southeaster n North Carolina from Native American times to the early 20th Century. The E.A. Poe House, a 1897-era home, demonstrates what life was like at the turn of the 20th century. A short walk away is Arsenal Park, which houses the remains of the Fayetteville Arsenal. The arsenal was bur ned by General Sherman during his 1865 march through North Carolina. 
www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov • (910) 486-1330 
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday 1pm – 5pm

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