Travel back in time during Hamlet's heyday as
"Hub of the Seaboard."
Founded in 1897 at the crossing of two tracks, Hamlet functioned as division headquarters for the Seaboard Airline Railroad. Upwards of 30 passenger trains daily passed through Hamlet. Downtown boomed with travelers and workers of the railroad. Hotels, shops, and restaurants served this thriving community.
As you walk though Hamlet's historic downtown district, see local landmarks that were shaped by the town's rich railroad legacy. To enjoy the Seaboard Trail, simply follow the dotted red line on the sidewalk. At each red circle you come to, be sure to stop and see the historic site and read the brochure to discover the importance of each location!
Click here for the Seaboard Trail brochure!
Rankin Museum of American Heritage
131 W. Church St
Ellerbe, NC 28388
(910) 652-6378

Town Creek Indian Mound
509 Town Creek Mound Rd
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306
(910) 439-6802

Discovery Place Kids
233 E. Washington St
Rockingham, NC 28379
(910) 997-5266

National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame
120 E. Spring St
Hamlet, NC 28345
(910) 582-3555
Additional places to explore!
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