2019 Historic Hotels Annual Conference Optional Activities for Attendees

Arriving early for the 2019 Historic Hotels Annual Conference? We invite you to explore what makes Pinehurst and the Sandhills area unique with options for some of the best experiences in the region.


Historic Walking Tour

Monday, November 4th, 4 p.m. and Tuesday, November 5th, 11 a.m.

Use password HHOA to access.

Take a step back in time with a guided walking tour of the historic Village of Pinehurst. Highlights include the Holly Inn, the first hotel in Pinehurst and the Theatre Building, which once featured live theatre and performances by the likes of Will Rogers and John Phillips Sousa. Every step of the way you’ll learn more about the fascinating history of Pinehurst. This tour covers approximately two miles.

Complimentary activity for conference attendees. Limited to 20 participants.


Southern Pines Shopping

Tuesday, November 5th, 12:30 to 3 p.m.

Not guided, Transportation included.

Use password HHOA to access.

Southern Pines is filled with traces of the past in it’s quaint downtown district, where historic buildings house an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants. The original wooden train depot, built in 1898, serves as an Amtrak station, mini history museum and welcome center. Whether you want to grab a bite or engage in a little retail therapy, Southern Pines is worth the trip. You will be on your own to stroll the streets of this charming town. 

Complimentary activity for conference attendees. Limited to 20 participants.


Linda Dalton Pottery

Tuesday, November 5th, 1 to 3 p.m.

Use password HHOA to access.

Inspired by their love of arts and crafts, Linda and Jim Dalton started Linda Dalton Pottery in 2004. They each share a passion for working with their hands and for making pottery that is not only well-crafted and a pleasure to use, but also beautiful. Their unique style of infusing horse hair into their work is a sight to see. Guests will create their own masterpiece of a small pot or plate, infuse it with horse hair and even add some grounds of coffee as a finishing touch. 

$80 per person. Limited to 15 participants.