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Airborne and Special Operations Museum

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Address: 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone Number: +1 910-643-2778
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The doors opened on 16 August 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original...
The doors opened on 16 August 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original Test Platoon’s first parachute jump. The museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, a gift shop, and a motion simulator ride that features two experiences. Admission is free, and we do accept donations in the gift shop and in donation boxes in the lobby. The main gallery is designed as a self-guided tour, in chronological order, through the history of airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes periodically and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army airborne and special operations units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present.
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We loved our trip to the museum. Very stimulating for the children. Adults will need a second trip alone to really get the full experience and read everything

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We loved our trip to the museum. Very stimulating for the children. Adults will need a second trip alone to really get the full experience and read everything

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It was a moving experience because aside from the museum pieces and video lectures there were some personal items which cause you to internalize the heartbreak of war. It was a worthwhile experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The information on "Blackhawk Down" was informative and the gift shop had lots of good stuff. The staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a surprise as the museum had many amazing displays. We enjoy anything concerning Airborne and SF troops and the history. I was a sailor myself, but my children truly appreciate the US Army. I was surprised many of the items were located here and not in D.C.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a well done very informative museum. I can't believe it is free. There is an immersion movie you can see that does cost money. If you get motion sick do not see the movie. I don't get motion sick and I couldn't wait for it to be done! My boys and husband enjoyed the film. I would definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I loved this place they offer a lot of interesting things to look at and the great thing is that they don't charge you anything, that was an unexpected surprise.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice place and very informative. I'm proud to be just a little part of it ( it has a Sheridan tank which I was on in the early 80's)

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Each time I visit the Airborne and Special Operations Museum I am amazed its in Fayetteville and not DC. The quality of the displays, Items, and interactive information is truly wonderful. Plan on a 30 min walk through or 3 hour history lesson, the choice is yours. Free to get in, Leave a donation so it will continue to add... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Humbling and fascinating. My 9 year old and I really walked away with a new sense of appreciation and pride for the sacrifices made for our country and safety. A must see. Lots of visuals and information laid out in chronological order.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been there many times over the years and I am always looking forward to going back to see what is new or has been changed. Being a vet myself, I can really appreciate what our Airborne and Special Ops troops do to keep this country safe. I believe the museum is a 'Must See' for everyone.

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Additional Information about Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Address: 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone Number: +1 910-643-2778
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fayetteville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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