HOURS

HISTORIC HOUSE MUSEUM
Ayr Mount, the historic house museum, is open for guided public tours March 15 – December 15, 2017 according to the following weekly schedule:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11 am
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2pm
Monday and Tuesday by appointment only

Fee: $12 per person. Advance tickets are not needed. Please meet the docent at the front door a few minutes prior to the tour time.

Group tours are held year-round by appointment only. Please see Visit Ayr Mount/Tour Information for tour schedule details.

SITE GATES
The site gates for Ayr Mount’s grounds and the Poet’s Walk are open daily during the following times*:

Jan., Feb., Nov., Dec. 9 am – 5 pm
March and October 9 am – 6 pm
Apr., May., Aug., Sep. 9 am – 7pm
June and July 9 am – 8 pm

You may wish to bring a picnic basket to enjoy at a picnic table nestled under hardwoods and pines, or on the beautifully landscaped grounds. Groups of 7 or more require advance notice and a rental fee. Click here to reserve a table and for more information.

Visitors are kindly asked to adhere to the site rules.

*Site may be closed without notice for repairs, weather, holidays or special events.

HISTORIC OCCONEECHEE SPEEDWAY TRAIL (HOST):
The site is open during the following times*:

Jan., Feb., Nov., Dec. 8 am – 5 pm
March and October 8 am – 6 pm
Apr., May., Aug., Sep. 7 am – 7 pm
June and July 7 am – 8 pm

No access after sunset!

Fee: No charge

DIRECTIONS

AYR MOUNT AND POET’S WALK:
Located in Hillsborough, Ayr Mount is only eight miles from the Duke University campus and ten miles from the University of North Carolina campus at Chapel Hill.

376 St. Mary’s Road
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278
(919)732-6886
(919)732-4524 – fax

From Greensboro, NC: Take I-85 North to Hillsborough exit 164. Turn left onto Churton Street heading North into downtown. Turn right onto East King Street then follow brown signs to Ayr Mount.

From Raleigh, NC: Take I-40 West to Hillsborough exit 261. Turn right and head North onto Churton Street. Turn right onto East King Street then follow brown signs to Ayr Mount.

From Richmond, VA: Take I-95 South to I-85 South to exit 170. Follow US 70 Bypass West to signal light at St. Mary’s Road intersection. Turn left heading into town, Ayr Mount entrance ½ mile on Left.

Car parking is available at no charge.

Click here for a map .

THE HISTORIC OCCONEECHEE SPEEDWAY TRAIL (HOST):
The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail (HOST) and the James M. Johnston Nature Preserve is located at:

320 Elizabeth Brady Road
Hillsborough, NC, 27278
(see below for a map)

Car parking is available

Fee: No charge

*Site may be closed without notice for repairs, weather, holidays or special events.

Click here for a map .

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