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Sycamore Lodge Resort Area Attractions

An area rich in history, the Sandhills of North Carolina are home to many family attractions. From shopping and spas to golf and racing. Learn more about our area from the attractions below:

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
100 Bragg Boulevard (corner of Bragg Blvd. & Hay St.), Fayetteville
The Army's most modern and newest museum, the $22.5 million facility features film and video productions, interactive displays, rare artifacts and dramatic life-size exhibits about the history and adventures of airborne and special operations units. Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and Noon-5pm on Sunday. Free.
(910) 483-3003

Bethesda Church & Cemetery
N.C. 5 (Bethesda Road), Aberdeen
Circa-1790 church features Old Slave Gallery, exterior bullet holes from Civil War battle, and graves of area pioneer settlers. Listed in the National Register. Annual homecoming held last weekend in Sept. Guided tours for groups by appointment. Free. Donations welcome.
(910) 944-1319

Bryant House & McLendon Cabin
3361 Mt. Carmel Road, Carthage
Upper Moore County near Harris Crossroads
Two historic museum houses depicting the daily life of early county settlers during the 1700 and 1800's. The McLendon Cabin (circa 1760) is the county's oldest standing structure in its original location. About a 15-20 min. drive from the Pinehurst traffic circle. Operated by the Moore County Historical Association and the Friends of the Bryant House. Open for tours by appointment only. Free.
(910) 692-2051

Campbell House Galleries
482 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines
The home of the Arts Council of Moore County. The Campbell House Galleries provides three spacious exhibit areas and offers paintings and pottery for sale by local artists. In addition, tennis and basketball courts as well as a fitness court are available for public play. Open from 9 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri. and each 3rd Sat. & Sun. of the month, 2-4 pm. Free.
(910) 692-4356

Carolina Horse Park at Five Points
Hoke County just off Hwy 211 between Aberdeen and Raeford
The Park consists of hundreds of acres of protected land dedicated to world-class equestrian competition. A Sandhills springtime tradition, the Stoneybrook Steeplechase is held each year on the first Saturday in April. (910) 246-9808

Carthage Historical Museum
Rockingham and Saunders St., Carthage
The Carthage Historical Museum provides a permanent home for artifacts covering 200 years of local history. Several exhibits reveal the town's past as the home of a renowned buggy factory, which the town commemorates each May with a popular family festival. The museum is open on Sundays, 2-5 p.m., or by appointment. Free.
(910) 947-2331

Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force Base
Cumberland County between Southern Pines and Fayetteville
Army Community Services: (910) 396-2473
Automated Directory Information: (910) 396-0011
This Army/Air Force duo comprise one of the world's largest military complexes. Ft. Bragg (largest Army base east of the Mississippi) is open to the public. Before you go, call about self or guided tours, (910) 396-5401 or 396-8015. Tours available 9am-4pm weekdays. Base sights include:

  • 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
    (910) 432-3443
    Exhibits of 3,000+ artifacts used by world-famous division from WWI to Desert Storm, plus film & gift shop. Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-4:30pm & Sun. 11:30am-4pm. Free.
  • JFK Special Warfare Museum
    (910) 432-4272 or 432-1533
    Military art/cultural items from around world, emphasizing Special Forces such as the "Green Beret." (JFK designated green beret for this group.) Gift shop. Open 11:00am-4pm Tues.-Sun. Free.
  • JFK Hall of Heroes
    Honors 17 Special Forces Medal of Honor recipients. 8am-4:30pm weekdays. Free. (Across street from JFK Museum)

Sicily Drop Zone
See trained paratroopers in action. Call (910) 396-6366 for jump schedule. Free.

Hastings Gallery
Located in Boyd Library lobby, Sandhills Community College, Airport Rd., Pinehurst.
See work by local artists (not for sale). Open Mon. - Sat. Call for hours. Free.
(910) 692-6185 or 695-3819

House In The Horseshoe
324 Alston House Road, 10 Miles North of Carthage
Built around 1772, this 18th century plantation home features a gabled roof, large double shouldered Flemish bond chimneys and a shed porch. Formerly a cotton plantation, the house clearly shows bullet holes resulting from a 1781 skirmish between Whigs and Tories. Admission is free, site inspections may be made year-round, and group tours are welcome. Hours vary according to season. Annual events include a Revolutionary War Battle Reenactment the first weekend in August and a Christmas Open House & Candlelighting celebration in early December. Please call ahead for hours. (910) 947-2051

Kelly's Classic Autos
360 N. Walnut St. (US Hwy 1), Pinebluff
This auto museum features rotating displays with vehicles from every decade of the 20th century. Includes Richard Petty's 1988 Winston Cup car #43. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 am-6 pm. Admission Fee. (910) 281-0104

Malcolm Blue Farm
Bethesda Road, Aberdeen
Built around 1825, this antebellum farm has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places for authenticity and uniqueness. Structurally, it features the farmhouse and barns, the old gristmill and a wooden water tower, and stands as a significant preservation of rural history in Moore County. Annual events at the Malcolm Blue Farm include the Historic Crafts and Skills Festival the last weekend of September and the Christmas Open House on the second Sunday of December. Open Wed.-Sat. 1-4 pm. Free. Donations welcome. (910) 944-7685

National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc.
2 Main St., Hamlet
Former Seaboard Air Line Railway depot (circa 1900) and prime example of Victorian architecture; one of the most photographed stations in eastern U.S. Exhibits include SAL diesel-electric locomotive and caboose #5241, railroad memorabilia, model railroad layout, re-created telegraph office and gift shop. Guided tours by appointment only. Free. Donations welcome. W.R. (Bill) Williams
(910) 582-2383

North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
Weymouth Center, 555 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines
Newly established shrine of the most distinguished Tar Heel men and women of letter. Displays, photographs and lists of works for such notable writers as Thomas Wolfe, O. Henry (William S. Porter), Paul Green and James Boyd, whose former home now houses the Hall. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 am-2 pm. Admission Fee.

North Carolina Pottery Center
250 East Avenue, Seagrove
Opened in 1998, the NC Pottery Center's permanent exhibits trace the history and development of NC pottery from the prehistoric Native Americans to the present. Changing exhibits throughout the year focus on various topics of both historic traditions and contemporary work by the state's potters. Open 10 am-4 pm, Tues.- Sat. Admission Fee.
(336) 873-8430

North Carolina Zoological Park
4401 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro
This 500-acre natural habitat zoo ranks among the top 5 in North America. Plant/animal exhibits feature North America (including polar bears, elk, Gila monsters, river otters and bobcats) and Africa (including African Plains and Pavilion). Open 9 am-4 pm daily year-round, except Christmas Day. Admission Fee.
800-488-0444; (336) 879-7307

Pinehurst Harness Track
NC 5, Pinehurst
Circa 1915 track of 110+ acres listed in the National Register, operated by the Village of Pinehurst. Standard-bred training from Oct.-May (see horses put through their paces in early morning; try the track-side restaurant for breakfast!). Events include annual spring Matinee Races, horse shows (May-Oct.) and polo matches. Open year-round, 8 am-dusk daily.
(800) 433-TROT; (910) 295-4446

Rankin Museum of American Heritage
131 W. Church St., Ellerbe
Exhibits feature 19th-century pottery, antiques, medical memorabilia, natural history, paleontology, Native American/Artic artifacts, Civil War relics and original turpentine still. Rated among N.C.'s top ten museums by the State Magazine. Open Mon.-Sat. 2-5pm and Sun. 1-5pm. Admission fee, student discount. Guided tours available for groups upon request.
(910) 652-6378

"Pottery Country" & Jugtown/Seagrove
Includes Jugtown Pottery, Ben Owen Pottery, Seagrove Pottery and many other independent potters. This area is famous for its hand-thrown pottery and dishware, artfully crafted before the eyes of fascinated spectators and offered for sale at reasonable prices. Typical standout features include: salt-glaze stoneware, innovative designs and wood firing in groundhog kilns. Most area potters are open year-round. For general information and area maps visit the office of the Museum of NC Traditional Pottery at 122 Main St., Seagrove. The office is open Mon. - Fri. 10 am-2 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm.
(336) 873-7887

The potters in the Seagrove area have a number of kiln openings throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.discoverseagrove.com.

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens
Sandhills Community College on Airport Road, Pinehurst
32 acres featuring the Ebersole Holly Collection, a specialized Conifer Garden, the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden (a formal English Garden), and a native wetland trail. Designed and maintained by the college's Landscape Gardening Department and Sandhills Horticultural Society, the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens are handicapped accessible and open daylight hours year-round. Free.
(910) 695-3882

Shaw House Property
Morganton Road and SW Broad Street, Southern Pines
A trio of historic museum houses depicting the daily life of early county settlers. The Shaw House (circa 1820's) was built by Charles C. Shaw and later owned by one of this twelve children, Charles Washington Shaw, who became the first mayor of Southern Pines in 1887. The house is typical of the antebellum homes which followed the cabins of the early Sandhills settlers. It is less elaborate than the seacoast plantations and has the charm of sturdy simplicity which was characteristic of the Scottish families who settled in this region. The Garner House and the Britt-Sanders Cabin (also known as the Loom House) were both built in the 1700's. Operated by the Moore County Historical Association. Open for tours Tues.-Fri. 1-4 pm. Free.
(910) 692-2051

Taxidermy Hall of Fame of North Carolina and Creation Museum
156 N.W. Broad St., Southern Pines
Exhibits located in Christian Book Store feature N.C. wildlife (200+ animals), including state/national taxidermy ribbon winners and oldest rock on earth. Open 9am-5pm Mon.-Sat. Free. Donations welcome.
(910) 692-3471

Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site
Town Creek Mound Road
(between N.C. 731 & N.C. 73), Mt. Gilead
Archaeologically restored site brings to life the culture of the Muskogean Indians of the Pee Dee area from more than 300 years ago. Religious, ceremonial and burial center tells their story through interpretive exhibits and an 18-minute slide presentation, as well as reconstructed structures including a major temple on an earthen mound, a minor temple, mortuary, game pole and stockade with two guard towers. Open 10am-4pm Tues.-Sat. & 1-4pm Sun. Open year round except July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Operated & maintained by the state of N.C. Guided tours available for groups. Free.
(910) 439-6802

Tufts Archives
Given Memorial Library, Pinehurst
James Walker Tufts' dream of Pinehurst unfolds in the letters, pictures, and news clippings displayed here dating from 1895. Also houses the original sketches and drawings of famed golf architect Donald Ross. Hours are 9:30 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri. and 9:30 am-12:30 pm Sat. Free.
(910) 295-3642

Weymouth Center
555 E. Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines
Former home of author and publisher James Boyd and home to the NC Literary Hall of Fame, the Weymouth Center sits on 24 acres surrounded by stately longleaf pines. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The facilities are available for rent for private functions. Office Hours are Mon. - Fri. 10am-2pm. Docent led tours by appointment for $5/person.
(910) 692-6261

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines
The facility has 898 acres of wildflowers, forest animals, streams and ponds, four and one-half miles of hiking trails with informative stations, a beaver pond, a newly renovated museum with participation exhibits and a full-time naturalist. A Sunday nature study program is offered each spring and summer. Open Daily, except for Christmas Day.
Hours: Nov.-March 9 AM - 6 PM and April-Oct. 9 AM - 7 PM.
(910) 692-2167

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