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Music. Literature. Conservation.
Find your place within the Weymouth tradition.

Visit our gardens. Tour the James Boyd house. Settle in for a glass of wine on the terrace. Or bring your work-in-progress and escape the world during a writer's residency. Who knows? You might even see the famous Weymouth ghost.

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James Boyd used to invite friends over for drinks and songs on the front porch. There’s even a songbook in the Boyd Library with the lyrics they wrote together.

In true testament to the Weymouth spirit, musical appreciation is alive and well today. Drop in on a monthly Musicians Jam Session. Listen to nationally and internally renowned classical performers as part of our Chamber Music Concert Series. Take part in our popular annual events like the Young Musicians Festival or live concerts like Sounds on the Grounds.

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Best known for his Revolutionary War novel Drums, James Boyd made Weymouth the seat of the Southern Literary Renaissance. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe were regular visitors. Weymouth is also home to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.

Today, Weymouth provides opportunities for writers by offering residencies, an annual writing contest a writing camp for children, and autographed books in local schools. The James Boyd Book Club meets monthly and always welcomes new members.

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At its most extensive, the estate of James Boyd included over 1500 acres. While Weymouth is somewhat smaller than that today, we still invite you to tour the cultural landscape of the Weymouth gardens.  The grounds of Weymouth are maintained by our Dirt Gardeners.

The Boyd House is open for tours and groups are always welcome.

Our conservation efforts are also supported by your generous donations.

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The grounds are absolutely exquisite. I could easily just get lost there for the entire day with my camera and a few willing participants.
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