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Airborne and Special Operations Museum

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Address: 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4806
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
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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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Awesome history of the military! Visiting the museum certainly puts military history of this area to life! Enjoyed my visit very much!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome history of the military! Visiting the museum certainly puts military history of this area to life! Enjoyed my visit very much!

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Thank Barbara T
Saint Pauls, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful museum! It's really a very educational place. We've been many times and I feel like something is added every time we go. And the grounds around the museum are breath taking around the 4th of July. It'll bring tears to your eyes.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum did an excellent job of portraying airborne and special ops. I recently read the two books War Stories: The Heroes who Defeated Hitler and The War in the Pacific by Oliver North. This museum allowed me to see the weapons and many times pictures of the soldiers and heroes of those theaters. I was especially impressed with the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great museum with informative displays.walks one through history. Guest speakers and book signings occur often.have also taken family to visit. Book store on site and special exhibits sometimes with those who participated available.

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Thank Jason S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow did not know there was so much to see in side, it does not seem like a large museum from the out side. Great displays a lot of information worth the time must see

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Thank Roy P
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful and moving tribute to those who served and a "must" place to visit. The exhibits are educational and definitely worth the visit.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this museum is great. Lots of interesting things to see. We have been several times in the past couple of years. The kids love going and I feel like each time I go I find something I missed the last time. This is a great place to see in the summer too, the ac is a great retreat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As my son is stationed in Fayetteville, I thought it would be nice to visit the museum. I was not disappointed. The exhibits were great and the gift shop was very nice. The history was very well documented at this museum.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent exhibits and detailed descriptions of the artifacts. However it is white-washed history and one-sided stories so don't expect anything that can cast American positions in a negative light.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Airborne and Special Ops museum is for anyone who wants to learn more about current military history. It has emotionally moving displays for visitors and it draws you in to the life of a soldier.

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