300 Bragg Boulevard, (910) 433-1457 or (910) 433-1224
Park Hours: 8 am-Dusk
Visitor Center Hours: March-Oct.: Tues.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm, Sun. noon-4pm
Nov.-Feb.: Tues.-Sun. noon-4 pm
- Closed Mon., except open on Federal Holidays
- Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter
- Free Admission
A Proud City. A Grateful State. An Indebted Nation.
Welcome to the North Carolina Veterans Park located in historic downtown Fayetteville, America’s First Sanctuary Community for the Military. Fayetteville is proud to be the home of the North Carolina Veterans Park. The first state park dedicated to military veterans – young and old..living or deceased…from all branches of the Armed Services: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.
With its rich military heritage, Fayetteville is the perfect place to house the North Carolina Veterans Park. The city’s beautifully revitalized downtown is a fitting location, given the spirit of renewal embodied in the park. What’s more, North Carolina is proud to call itself the “Most Military Friendly” state, and the Veterans Park incorporates many natural and architectural elements that represent the state. Symbolic features pay homage to the veterans from over 100 North Carolina counties and represent the citizens who support them.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Join us at the North Carolina Veterans Park following the Veterans Day Parade for the City of Fayetteville’s Veterans Day Ceremony.
All ages; Sat., Nov. 9; Following Veterans Day Parade; Free
Service Branch Birthdays
The North Carolina Veterans Park honors all service branches and birthdays are a special time to celebrate. To celebrate each branch’s birthday, a small exhibit will be featured in the Visitor Center during the month of the branch birthday.
This season’s birthdays are:
United States Air Force- September 18, 1947
United States Navy- October 13, 1775
United States Marine Corps- November 10, 1775
Early Postcard Views of Fort Bragg
Camp Bragg got its start in 1918, during World War I and served as a Field Artillery Post. Avoiding a base closure in 1921, Fort Bragg continued to grow in importance as a Field Artillery Training Center. During World War II, Fort Bragg was the largest training post, and it was during this period that airborne operations were introduced. A collection of original vintage postcards will illustrate Fort Bragg’s diverse roles in training the United States Army soldier. Buildings, equipment, and uniforms have greatly changed during the 101 years that Fort Bragg has been part of our local landscape.
Opens Tues., Sept. 3; All ages; During Visitor Center hours; Free
The North Carolina Veterans Park has dedicated volunteers that help greet and provide information to visitors. For more information about how you can become a part of the NCVP team. Stop by the park or call 433-1457.