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

Arts and Culture

  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-4pm; Sun, 1pm-4pm, Closed mid-December-mid-January and major holidays. Free.
Address: 319 N. Churton St Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-7451
One at a time, by hand.
Address: 104 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-4422
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
A premier destination for visitors to the area, ENO Gallery is a unique fine art gallery in the heart of historic Hillsborough, offering paintings, sculpture and fine crafts.  The gallery represents exceptional contemporary emerging and established artists for both first time buyers and...
Address: 100 South Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-883-1415
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
Please note: The Hillsborough Arts Council will move to 102 N. Churton Street (the former Chamber of Commerce office) on Saturday, February 16. The Hillsborough Arts Council is the official Hillsborough, NC Arts Council endorsed by The Town of Hillsborough and The North Carolina Arts Council. The...
Address: 220 S. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-643-2500
Modern and contemporary art gallery, owned and operated by artists
Address: 121 N. Churton St. Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 919-732-5001
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