William C Lee Airborne Museum, Dunn

The city of Dunn, N.C. is very proud to have the General William C. Lee Airborne Museum as one of its treasures. General William C. Lee is considered the "Father of the American Airborne". After fighting off much resistance from some "old school" top brass General Lee finally got the go ahead to create the airborne from the president of the USA! The museum houses General William C. Lees family items and items pertaining to General Lees military career. From his service in WW1, then his heroic efforts and tireless work in WW2 to create the American airborne from nothing to a highly trained and combat ready fighting

force in just a few months. Many early rare and one of a kind US paratrooper items are on display. The war for the airborne soldier was just starting when the paratroopers jumped from the plane. To show what General Lees paratroopers were up against in WW2 rare German and Japanese war relics are also on display. Education, unique items and history on all 3 floors.
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  • We found this museum by accident, but were happy to stumble across it. It’s located in a former residence of the General and there is a good display showing his life throughout his army career...  more »
  • The William C Lee Airborne Museum is a delight to visit. The museum is inside the lovely former family home of William C Lee built in 1903. It was remodeled in the late 1980's into the museum. It.....  more »
  • Awesome museum. I especially loved the 100+ year old house. Walking through the original house where he lived (and died) was pretty cool. The exhibits were really interesting and educational as well.
  • awesome museum. Great quick stop when driving down 95. Only a mile off the highway. free to enter. They appreciate donations. Highly recommended.
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