Join Lafayette as he retraces his steps in Fayetteville!

Fayetteville’s Lafayette Trail follows General Lafayette’s visit to Fayetteville on March 4 and 5, 1825, as part of his United States tour as “The Nation’s Guest.”  In the videos below, Lafayette reflects on his time in Fayetteville and how maybe just a few things have changed in the last 200 years…

Lafayette Virtual Tour

You, too, can follow Lafayette’s steps in Fayetteville!
The Lafayette Trail includes 12 stops relevant to Lafayette’s visit to our city – the first one in the country named for him!
Want to explore Lafayette’s 1824-1825 travels outside of Fayetteville? Check out the national Lafayette Trail, a project which is mapping Lafayette’s travels all over the country.  Historical markers (with costs generously underwritten by the Pomeroy Foundation) are going to be placed along the trail, and Fayetteville’s marker is scheduled to be installed and dedicated on Friday, March 5, 2021 – 196 years to the day that Lafayette visited!