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Hamlet Photo Walk

Saturday, October 8 - Meet at the Hamlet Train Station at 8 am The City of Hamlet in Richmond County, North Carolina saw it's best days in the railroad age - before cars, buses and trucks to over transportation. Located on the route that brought wealthy vacationers from New England down to Florida and back, today visitors can see what life was like in the boom years by touring the visitors center, marvel at a detailed and quite large working model railroad display, walk the downtown with it's preserved buildings and see a fine example of mural art of native son, John Coltrane.

Hamlet Depot and Museum

Visitors can set in motion different trains on this elaborate model train display

The painted sign on the front window says the business started in 1906. It was closed in 2019 after the owners, a husband and wife in their 70's decided to retire.

This 5-story mural by artist Scott Nurkin is of jazz legend John Coltrane, only one of many that he has done across North Carolina.

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