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Fayetteville Transportation Museum

Tourist Attraction

civil war • local farmers • few hours • annex

325 Franklin St
Fayetteville, NC 28301, US
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  • Photo of AJC_travlers
    3 months ago
    We enjoyed visiting this museum and learning more about some of the local history. Not very apparent the there are two buildings. We spent our time in the railroad depot, but didn't know that the other building was open.
  • Photo of cheryl h
    5 months ago
    There are 2 separate museums next to each other. The larger building is the local history museum and the smaller building is the annex with the transportation museum. The history museum is in a restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot. After reading some of the reviews it's obvious that some people just go to one building thinking they are seeing both history and transportation museum. I just wanted to make it clear they are two separate buildings. The history museum has 2 well organized floors and is filled with interesting exhibits. I usually have to wait while my husband reads everything but this time he ended up waiting on me a few times. The transportation museum was also well organized and interesting. My favorite exhibit was the 1920s gas station. The museum hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. The admission is free.
  • Photo of bonniewest2017
    6 months ago
    Fayetteville is fortunate to have such a nice museum with special collections all under the leadership of Bruce Daws, one of Fayetteville best historians! A must see!
  • Photo of skoolieowner
    6 months ago
    Make sure to visit both museums, they are side by side.this one covers fayetteville industry and auto, the staff at both places were excellent and knew thier local history, Plan to spend 1-1/2+ at both Worth a visit if in the area
  • Photo of Bill W
    7 months ago
    It is a transportation AND local area history museum so it has some eclectic exhibits from Cape Fear River steamboats to trains with stuff from the Civil War, area churches and an exhibit on turn of the century funeral practices that was a complete surprise. The Annex was not open the day we went but from the outside of the building looked interesting.
  • Photo of btg172
    8 months ago
    I'll start with the positive, it was free to get in. If not I would've been pretty upset. Honestly not worth your time at all. For a "transportation museum ", there are almost no transportation related items other than a recreated boat steering wheel. One room was completely dedicated to death, funerals, embalming etc (not transportation). Other areas were dedicated to religion/churches. I really did not understand the variety of stuff housed here. Definitely wouldn't return.
  • Photo of Amy M
    9 months ago
    Interesting place to visit to learn more about Fayetteville and Cape Fear River. A little small and really doubt any other exhibits would show there. Its free and never that busy. If you are in the Farmer's Market it is a good place to visit for a couple of minutes.
  • Photo of Travelling_Bilbury
    10 months ago
    Rude lady behind the desk, eclectic mix of artifacts. Our main motivation to visit was to see the model train display, however it appears as though it has been partly disconnected. (The lady working at the entrance didn't know what was happening to it or why it was disassembled!). Not much to keep young children entertained (we had been told by multiple locals to take our boys to see the model trains!). Disappointing.
  • Photo of 770jaimep
    a year ago
    Very small, but good history and nice to go learn about. There is a train that runs directly behind the museum and if you're lucky you will see it while there.
  • Photo of Liviana286
    a year ago
    Very nicely done in an old building adjacent to Cape Fear Studio in downtown Fayetteville. The tour is self guided and the entrance is free. If you come to Fayetteville I suggest you visit it.
  • Photo of Robin C
    2 years ago
    This was a quaint museum with really nice history about Fayetteville. I was impressed! The staff was very courteous! I would not suggest bringing small children because it's just not on their level.
  • Photo of Rachael M
    2 years ago
    We loved this museum--not so much be aisle of its main area but because of the annex. The docent In the main area was just behind the desk. But at the annex, the man there was wonderful and interacted with my kids!!!!
  • Photo of Michael K
    2 years ago
    Some nice exhibits, convienent to other downtown locations. Also plays host to local farmers markets on Sat.
  • Photo of Evelyn Kennedy D
    2 years ago
    My husband and I enjoyed a few hours respite from the heat in this quaint local museum. It's a little confusing to find the side entrance and if it were not for cars in the lot the many locked doors would make the building to appear to be closed. Don't miss the upstairs displays there was lots of interesting civil war and rail road related items. The postal rail information was interesting. The death and mourning room up there was creepy and fascinating all at the same time. Nice free museum worth the stop if you have some time to kill.
  • Photo of Trishdolce
    2 years ago
    This museum is chock full of history. There was a lot of information about the Marquis de Lafayette, which I found particularly interesting. There were a lot of quality pieces throughout the museum. Everything from the American Revolution to World War II. It was also nice to see photos from what Fayetteville used to look like.
  • Photo of RetiredRebelPoet
    2 years ago
    The transportation museum traces how people traveled before electric cars. It is small and quaint but filled with history inside. Outside, if you come on Wednesdays or Saturdays they have a market where you can buy produce and Saturdays, a variety of other goods from candles to soaps. Only happens until 1:00pm. Otherwise, the Museum is a perfect way to spend a few hours returning to history of transportation during bygone days.
  • Photo of Mfclingan
    2 years ago
    Located in an old train station, this museum walks the patron through the history of transportation in this region. I found the museum to be well done. Most everything was labelled well and the 'traffic' flowed well through the museums. The front desk ladies were not overly friendly.....but the older gentleman in the annex was fabulous!!!
  • Photo of EDavis44
    2 years ago
    This museum focuses primarily on the development of river and rail transportation in the Fayetteville area. The river transportation part was most informative with a lot of information about the various types of vessels that carried agricultural and forestry products to Wilmington for shipment around the world, and returned to Fayetteville with products needed by those living in the internal parts of the state. All displays were very interesting and there were many informative items on exhibit. Contains a small but very interesting area devoted to Civil War history. This museum is operated by the City of Fayetteville under the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau. The staff were very helpful and eager to answer questions.
  • Photo of Madeline103119148
    Fayetteville Transportation Museum gives the visitor a glance of machines used in the area over the past several decades. This is a family friendly museum.
  • Photo of John B
    2 years ago
    This is not a large museum but it is worth the visit. I especially like to visit when it is hosting the local farmers market on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

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