Open to the public, Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is a day-trip destination of beauty and history.
The home of James and Katharine Boyd is now the Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, a cultural center dedicated to conserving the remaining 26-acre estate as a natural preserve and park, including the formal gardens designed by Alfred Yeomans, and the longleaf pine forest. The Boyd house, a 9,000 square foot Georgian mansion, still serves as a writers residency, the site of poetry readings, dramatic performances, music concerts, and recitals.
James Boyd’s study is the home of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, established in 1996.
The Weymouth Center is also the gateway to the Boyd Round Timber Tract and its extensive trails which are located just beyond the house and gardens. The trails are part of the Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve.
Weymouth Center is open year round to the public. Please consider that there may be an event on the day of your visit so feel free to call in advance.
Across from the Weymouth Center, visitors may enjoy taking in an exhibition at the Moore County Arts Council, located in the former home of Jackson Boyd.
Learn more: Explore the life and works of James Boyd.
Location and mailing address
The Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities
555 East Connecticut Avenue
PO Box 939
Southern Pines, NC 28388
Phone: (910) 692-6261
Boyd House & N.C. Literary Hall of Fame:
Gardens & Grounds:
Daily (sunrise to sunset)
Follow 220 South from Asheboro. Exit on 211 (marked Pinehurst/Candor, Exit 28). Turn left on 211 East. At traffic circle outside Pinehurst, take the third exit off the circle, following the sign to Southern Pines. You will be on Midland Road. After 3-4 miles you will pass under US1. A mile farther the road curves to the right and enters town–-it is now called Broad Street. At the railway station, turn left (heading east) on Connecticut Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks, proceed for 4 blocks. Weymouth is on the left. You will see a white fence and pillars with stone dogs.
From US1 South, take Midland Road exit (Rte. 2 and 22). Turn left on Midland Road, which will curve right as you enter the town, becoming Broad Street. At the railway station, turn left (heading east) on Connecticut Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks, proceed for 4 blocks. Weymouth is on the left. You will see a white fence and two pillars topped with statues of hound dogs.
Take US1 north through Aberdeen. Bear to your right, following signs to Southern Pines. At the traffic light on Morganton Road, go straight over the railroad bridge. Bear left when the road forks. Keep going, and turn right on Connecticut Avenue. Weymouth is a couple of hundred yards up on the left. You will see a white fence and two pillars topped with statues of hound dogs.
A note to photographers-
We love having our gardens, grounds, and the James Boyd House featured in photos. However, due to our busy schedule of events, we do ask that you call in advance and make an appointment. Click here for our PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY
Our gardens and grounds are maintained by a dedicated staff of volunteers. Donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
You are welcome to come in and take a SELF-GUIDED TOUR, weekdays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., provided there are no events or meetings taking place. Self-Guide tour brochures are available in the foyer.
Are you curious about the history of the house, the Boyd Family or how this place came to be? GROUP TOURS are fun and enlightening! A DOCENT tour may be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance by emailing the Weymouth Center office at email@example.com.
Would you like to be a docent at Weymouth Center? Please let us know, email Marianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.