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


  The Hillsborough Visitors Center operates from this late-18th century Quaker-plan house. It was moved from its original location (1 mile southeast of Hillsborough) to its present location in the heart of the historic district. The site also includes an office used by Confederate Gen. Joseph...
Address: 150 E. King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-7741
  1815 Federal-era plantation house, restored and furnished with period antiques and fine art. Guided tour. The estate includes the one mile long Poet's Walk. March 15-December 15, Wed-Sat 11am, Thurs-Sun 2pm. Other times by appointment. Closed major holidays. $12 admission. Photo...
Address: 376 Saint Mary’s Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-6886
Horses · Garden Center · Pet Store.  Gro-Smart for all of your growing needs!  Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Sat: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm  
Address: 250 S. Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-245-1650
Stroll around these absolutely beautiful English Country Gardens and be drawn into their romantic style and charm. The gardens feature an award winning collection of Iris and peonies and lovely perennials. Open by appointment only. $7.50 per person.
Address: 417 St. Mary’s Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-1288
Nationally known gardens begun in the 19th Century by Governor and Mrs. William Alexander Graham. Large gardens, specimen trees, rock gardens, woodlands, scree garden, sunny perennial borders, and several 19th century outbuildings. Gardens on view by appointment only on Tues and Thurs 10am, Sat...
Address: 320 St. Mary's Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-7787
Beautiful earth-friendly, family operated 6 acre indoor greenhouse facility, that specializes in bedding and container plants (annuals, perennials), hanging baskets, vegetables, and herbs for your garden. Enjoy strolling through a sea of color to select the freshest, healthiest plants available!...
Address: 1623 New Sharon Church Rd Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: (919)732-3630
Situated on the grounds of Ayr Mount, an 1815 plantation estate, Poets Walk is a mile long trail that meanders through the meadows and woodlands of the property. The path follows the Eno River, passes the ruins of an old tavern, and parallels the Old Indian Trading Path. Open daily. Jan, Feb, Nov,...
Address: 376 St. Mary's Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-6886