The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
150 E. King St., Hillsborough NC 27278 (919) 732-7741

Hillsborough Visitors Center

The Hillsborough Visitors Center is located at 150 East King Street  (right next to the Hillsborough Post Office!) in the Alexander Dickson House.  It is open daily for visitor information: Monday - Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM and Sunday 12:00AM - 4:00PM.  The Visitors Center provides information on local attractions, shopping and dining information, events, and help for people who have relocated to the Hillsborough area.  Complimentary brochures, guides, and maps are available, as well as a short film designed to give visitors an introduction to Hillsborough's fascinating history. 

The Visitors Center gift shop has a variety of books, gifts, toys, "Historic Hillsborough" apparel, and self-guided walking tour booklets available for purchase.  Public restrooms are available on the grounds.

Please call the Visitors Center with your questions or concerns at 919-732-7741.

2014 Alliance for Historic Hillsborough Internships

  • Public History Internship May 30 - August 15, Deadline to apply May 15th: Word PDF
  • Marketing Internship August 18 - November 14, Deadline to apply August 1st: Word PDF

The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is a non-profit organization that operates the Hillsborough Visitors Center.  Its mission is to preserve, promote, and enhance the historical, cultural, and natural environment of Hillsborough for residents and visitors and to support a vibrant and sustainable economy throughout the Hillsborough area.  The Alliance coordinates the efforts and activities of its seven member organizations to promote Hillsborough and its wonderful variety of events, preserve Hillsborough's assets, raise funds for the benefit of its historic sites, organizations and community projects, and create educational and cultural programs for residents and visitors, adults and children. Please read more about the Alliance member organizations below:

Historic Hillsborough Commission is the organization that operates the Burwell School Historic SIte.

Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County is the organization that operates the Orange County Historical Museum.

Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is the organization is a strong advocate our local businesses and sponsors popular annual events such as the Holiday Homes Tour. 

Hillsborough Historic District Commission works with residents to maintain the appearance and integrity of the properties in the Historic District.

The Hillsborough Arts Council has nurtured the development of a growing art community in Hillsborough and sponsors such events as Last Fridays and Parlor Concerts. 

The Preservation Fund of Hillsborough is an organization which identifies and supports the preservation of historic properties that lend their unique character to Hillsborough.

The Downtown Merchants of Historic Hillsborough is dedicated to the vitality of the town of Hillsborough.

Through the years the seven organizations that make up the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough have worked to enhance a quality of life in Hillsborough that is defined by our vibrant neighborhoods, spectacular setting, lively downtown and notable historic structures.  With your support we have the opportunity to protect, re-use and maintain the irreplaceable historic legacy of past generations. 

To find out how you can volunteer, please visit the Alliance office (150 E. King Street) or call 919-732-7741 between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. 

Thank you for your support!