Things To Do in Hillsborough

Hillsborough is considered a go-to town for history enthusiasts, nature lovers, shoppers and diners. It is a haven for writers, artists and musicians, and a place associated with an abundance of significant events and people from American History. Situated just a short drive from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the Duke University campuses, Hillsborough is a small-town escape from the the faster rhythms of the city.

A house tour of Ayr Mount, alongside a stroll on the Poet’s Walk or a picnic on the grounds, makes for the perfect beginning, middle or end to a day in Hillsborough.

Below are suggestions regarding things to do and see in Hillsborough—only a selection of the many wonderful sites and establishments to visit during your stay.

The Burwell School Historic Site
Orange County Historical Museum
The Alexander Dickson House
Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail
Eno River Association
Montrose Gardens

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“The Sweet Life: 36 Hours in Hillsborough”