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
Site of Rev. and Mrs. Burwell's School for Young Ladies from 1837-1857. Site includes c.1821 frame house with 1848 additions, brick music building, brick necessary house and formal gardens. Guided tour. Wed-Sat 11am-3pm, Sun 1pm-4pm, Closed mid-December-mid-January and major holidays. Free.
Address: 319 N. Churton St Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-7451
This brick veneer structure originally served as the Orange County Courthouse from 1790 to 1844, built at the corner of Churton and King Streets.  In 1845, the Rev. Elias Dodson, Hillsborough's first Baptist minister, bought the discarded courthouse and had it rolled intact up Churton Street...
Address: 100 E. Queen St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-3050
Hillsborough Baptists, organized in 1853, first worshipped in the c. 1790 courthouse building which had been moved to the corner of Churton and E. Queen Streets.  The congregation began building this structure in 1860.  It features a free-standing Romanesque tower with doors leading to...
Address: 201 W. King St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-8174
Built on the site of the first St. Matthew's Church (c. 1768) and the site of the 1788 NC constitutional Convention, this simple church, built in 1816, is believed to be the oldest Presbyterian structure in continuous use in North Carolina.  Between the 1790s and 1816, Hillsborough had no...
Address: 102 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-3131
The first Methodist church in Hillsborough was a frame structure located on E. Tryon Street.  The church on this site was begun around 1860 on land purchased by church trustees in 1859.  The Civil War interrupted the completion of this building and new building wasn't fully paid for until...
Address: 130 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-3460
Located on the site of the Occoneechee Speedway (1948-1968), this 44-acre natural area features three miles of trails along the Eno River and around the 1-mile track that is the only surviving speedway from NASCAR's inaugural 1949 season. Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec 8am-5pm, Mar and Oct 8am-6pm, and April-May...
Address: East side of Elizabeth Brady Road Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-7741
Inn at Teardrops An old-fashioned B&B, 6 rooms. Built in 1769 and enlarged in 1880, the house is furnished with antiques and has a small garden.
Address: 175 W. King Street Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-1120 or 919-418-2488
Address: E. Tryon St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
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