Fayetteville offers self-guided walking tour of historic downtown square

Tour participants scan a QR code at the northwest corner of the downtown square.

Photo courtesy of the Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

Those who missed out on last weekend’s historic walking tour of the Fayetteville square can now explore the history of the downtown area on their own time.

The Fayetteville Visitors Bureau recently launched a self-guided, smartphone tour featuring 31 stops on and around the Fayetteville square.

There are several ways to take the tour both in person and online.

Those wanting to tour the area in person should grab a comfortable pair of shoes and a smartphone with a free QR code reader app. QR codes placed on storefront windows offer historic photos and a brief history of each building on the tour. Tourists can search for each code or pick up a map at the Fayetteville Visitors Center which lists the location of all 31 stops.

The tour can also be accessed online at experiencefayetteville.com/walkingtour, which features a map of the area and PDFs with photos and information about each stop.