Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Fayetteville: Hours, Address, Airborne and Special Operations Museum Reviews: 5/5

Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
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10:00 AM - 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
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Nick C
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VERY well done museum
Aug 2021 • Family
Lots of stuff to see, well organized and thoroughly researched. Our family of 5 was easily able to spend 4-5 hours here. The fact that it's free is even more surprising. The museum itself is laid out so depending on your level of interest you can either get a general overview of each section by reading all of the captioned displays or if you feel like reading, can go deeper on each section. The full scale displays were also cool to see and walk through. The people running the museum were welcoming and also knowledgeable. (They also CRANK the air conditioning so it's a perfect summer spot)
Written August 12, 2021
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Shelliu
Hilton Head, SC4,056 contributions
Informative, moving and well organized…a must do
Aug 2021 • Family
I only wish I had more time to read all the great information. The exhibits were very well done containing personal stories from soldiers and events from 1940s-2000s. They have a huge variety of exhibits including videos, pictures, artifacts and displays with vehicles, a huge airplane, ATVs, a glider and a helicopter. There was also a PoW exhibit which I hope they keep as a permanent exhibit so we never forget the studies of perseverance and survival. We went with our young daughter and as expected, not especially relevant fir young children but she still asked a lot of questions and we really e joyed it.

I would highly recommend visiting for all ages. Plan on spending 1-3hrs depending on how much I you are Kreisler to read.
Written August 6, 2021
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Stephanie S
Fayetteville, NC116 contributions
Nicely done donation-based museum
Jul 2021
Stopped by with the kids and a friend for a couple of hours of activity. The museum is free and donation-based. Exhibits are well done and maintained. There are a few statues outside to view as well and is walking distance from the "North Carolina Veterans memorial" which is not open Sunday or Monday but also has nice monuments. Recommend visiting with older kids, not much for the younger ones who get restless
Written July 23, 2021
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Jeffrey W
5 contributions
Dropped by to pass the time. Pleasant surprise
Jun 2021
Was in Fayetteville to go zip lining and had some time to kill. Literally, saw the museum while at the stop light. Noticed the traveling Korean War exhibit and decided to stop. Glad we did. I am a History teacher and was fascinated with the entire museum. Always enjoy reading about the experiences the great men and women of the armed forces go through during war. It gives me more appreciation and gratitude for their service and sacrifice. Enjoyed reading about history of the Airborne units and field of engagement. I could have done without the simulator.
Written June 27, 2021
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Lin_Dan_2223
Fayetteville, AR1,380 contributions
Great place to learn about US Army history.
May 2021 • Friends
Great presentation with lots of information about Airborne Paratroopers within the US Army from WWII to present. They have exhibits from numerous operations, including Grenada & Operation Desert Storm. Excellent place to go for historical accounts of the US Army paratroopers.
Written May 6, 2021
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Derek C
Fayetteville, NC32 contributions
Amazing!!!
Feb 2021
Had a blast! I love military history and this museum didn't disappoint. I highly recommend if you are in the area and have a hour or two to kill.
Written March 1, 2021
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GRWLR51
O'Fallon, IL1,007 contributions
Great experience
Dec 2020 • Friends
I thought this museum was great. The walk from World War II through today was a great experience. So much to learn and see. You need an hour minimum
Written December 3, 2020
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angecan12
Excelsior Springs, MO13 contributions
Wonderful Place
Nov 2020
We really enjoyed our visit to this museum. I loved the outside and knew the inside would be great too. Iron Mike is definitely not something that will be forgotten. We had four children, 13 and under. They enjoyed it too. I could have spent several hours inside the exhibit reading everything, but that will need to be another visit. We also took the kids on the simulation ride which they really enjoyed. It was shorter and a little less intense than I expected, but worth the money since the exhibit is donation only.
Written November 7, 2020
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Prettyladie.S
Fayetteville, NC29 contributions
Mom and son fun
May 2020 • Family
It was nice and clean facility, and we enjoyed the games and rides. I wish there was a little more for rides because they were twenty dollars but it was an ok experience.
Written July 17, 2020
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Amy M
Fayetteville, NC53 contributions
Really Great museum
Jul 2016 • Friends
This is the closest thing to a Smithsonian like museum in our area. They have some cool events and its a good way for kids to really understand Fort Bragg's role in history.
Written May 31, 2020
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Airborne and Special Operations Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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