Head to Hamlet for historic Seaboard Trail tour

Guided tour series begins Saturday

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

HAMLET — $1.

The price for the land sold the Seaboard Airline Railroad in 1897 was the catalyst to the founding of Hamlet.

Visitors can gain a unique perspective in the city’s 117-year history as a railroad hub beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. as docents with the Hamlet Depot and Museum offer guided walking tours. It’s the second year the museum has offered its guided walking tour of the Seaboard Trail.

Click the image for the full map of the Seaboard Trail.

Click the image for the full map of the Seaboard Trail.

Free for museum members and only a $3 donation for non-members, docents will offer insights about the city’s history. Eighteen sites in all will be discussed, from the first E.A. Lackey Building constructed in 1901 — and home to Birmingham Drug since 1933 — to the Opera House (1912) to the YMCA, which served as a place for military troops to rest, eat and be entertained during layovers in World War II.

While the self-guided tours can be done virtually anytime — simply stop by the museum and pick up a brochure with a map — the guided offerings are available each second Saturday of the month between September and December.

For more information call 910-582-0603.

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