On August 23, 1793, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) was organized after President George Washington enacted the Militia Act. During the Civil War the F.I.L.I. took over the Fayetteville Arsenal for the Confederate forces. The armory contains historical artifacts, weapons, uniforms, and memorabilia, including the carriage rode in by the marquis de Lafayette during his visit to Fayetteville. The F.I.L.I. is still an active ceremonial unit and is North Carolina's official historic military command.
Hours: Exterior view or by appointment only.
Next Stop: Continue on Burgess Street. Cross over Hay Street. Hay Street becomes Maxwell. Museum is on the corner of Maxwell Street and Franklin Street.