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Tufts Archives

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Address: 150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone Number: 910-295-3642
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Fascinating Collection

This is a delightful museum and archive. The displays are interesting and informative - I learned a lot about the area and enjoyed taking to the very knowledgable staff and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a delightful museum and archive. The displays are interesting and informative - I learned a lot about the area and enjoyed taking to the very knowledgable staff and volunteers. The library that houses the archive would be a comfortable place to curl up with a book on a cold or rainy day.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Disguised as the public library, the section in the back has some wonderful family and Pinehurst artifacts for the history buff. They have the entire history of the building of the resort recorded in files of letters and documents saved by the family. Neat displays!

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Pinehurst, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Knowing the history of Pinehurst will enhance your visit. Very helpful volunteers. You know it's open if the outdoor fountain is on!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Necessary for golf or Pinehurst buffs. Perfect location as part of walking tour of the village. Great place to cool off or warm up - you'll be glad you visited.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A great collection of memorabilia of James Walker Tufts and Donald Ross, and many original Ross plans rescued from the local dump after Diamondhead Corp disposed of them.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Took a few minutes to drop by the Tufts Archives on a Saturday morning. The Archives are across the road from the Holly Inn and in the same building as the library. Just go through the library to the back room and that's where the Archives are located. The history of Pinehurst is laid out in many ways, through photos,maps,newspapers,and... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

What a gem in the middle of the Village! Pinehurst's history is fascinating, from the invention of the soda fountain, to a health resort, to golf. Sounds like an odd road, doesn't it? It is an interesting journey and worth some time. It's a wonderful, comfortable setting and there is always someone there to fill in the details. There are... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a golfer, a fan of golf course design, a fan of Donald Ross or his courses, this is the museum for you. Don't miss the old-style sand "green" outside to see how Pinehurst once was. Audrey is a wealth of knowledge, as are all the volunteers who work there. See how Pinehurst became the "Home of American... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is the place. Helpful, friendly staff. If Audrey is available she will answer any of your thousand questions. Lovely, comfortable setting. Fun to take the walking tour of the Village. Bonus: Lots of great places for lunch!

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Tufts Archives, located in the Givens Memorial Library, is a most interesting look at the development of the village of Pinehurst and the resort. It is very worthwhile for any visitor to the Sandhills, including non-golfers.

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