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Stop 09: Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.) Armory and Museum

  • Overview

    Upon General Lafayette's arrival on March 4th, 1825, the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry (F.I.L.I.), under the command of Major Robert Strange, escorted Lafayette from the Clarendon Bridge to the Town House to his place of lodging and continued to escort him throughout his visit. F.I.L.I. is the oldest militia unit in continuous existence in the South. The carriage that Lafayette rode through the streets of Fayetteville is located in the museum. The bronze marker is located in front of the entrance slightly to the left of the door.

    Hours: Daily before dusk, exterior view only or by appointment.

    Next Stop: Turn around on Burgess Street. Make a left back onto Maiden Lane. Take the mini round-a-bout directly to your right onto Ray Avenue. Turn Right onto Mason Street. The Phoenix Lodge is located on your Right.

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  • Amenities

    • Distance in Miles to: Airport: 6
    • Distance in Miles to: Convention Center: 4
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