Free Walking Tours Chapel Hill NC

Free Walking Tours Chapel Hill NC

Free Walking Tours Chapel Hill NC
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Tour this charming University town. We start at the Morehead Planetarium Sun Dial, stroll down the main street seeing the town's oldest buildings, site of 1960's protests, and several famous outdoor murals. We will delve into the history of UNC as we travel along one of the college's main roads. It's a lovely, easy, barrier-free tour. Go to http://freewalkingtourschapelhill.com to join us.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Travelers' Choice
2023
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matlac82
Mahwah, NJ2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
The tour of Downtown Chapel Hill was great - very informative, with a good overview of multiple topics from the city murals to UNC history (including some sports tidbits) to civil rights to the arts. Sally was a terrific guide, who demonstrated the in-depth knowledge that comes from long-term residency and love of the area. Not strenuous (90 minutes & about 1.5 miles). The tour, followed by a late lunch at a local brewery, was the perfect way to spend an afternoon with my college aged son.
Written March 2, 2020
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Rebecca045
Portland, Oregon2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I enjoy walking tours, they give you a deeper understanding of the local history. Sally was immediately responsive to an email I sent and was there waiting at our meeting spot when I arrived. Unfortunately the weather was rainy so several people who had signed up did not show. However Sally willingly proceeded with the walk. Sally’s family has lived in Chapel Hill for many years which gives her an in-depth perspective of the town and the area. She shared historical facts and had photos of a few memorable past events. She knows an artist who painted some of the murals in Chapel Hill so could share interesting information about what was painted. I particularly enjoyed the information she shared about businesses on Franklin Street. I immediately came home and recommended this tour to my son and his wife.
Written May 28, 2023
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Terri
Raleigh, NC21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
What a great way to spend an afternoon! Sally was the best tour guide for this 1.5 hour tour around a section of Chapel Hill. She was extremely knowledgeable and had so many unique stories about the area and history of Chapel Hill and North Carolina. She also has a claim to fame - ask her about it. It was a hot July day, 90 degrees, but Sally made sure that our frequent stops were in the shade. The pace was just fine for this 65 year old although next time I won't bring my purse. Just throw your car keys in your pocket along with your cell phone to take pics, wear comfortable walking shoes and take a bottle of water and you'll be set. And while you're there, stop for a drink and something to eat on Franklin Street before or after.
Written July 14, 2020
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Susan M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Ever wonder about the historic downtown Chapel Hill buildings, or what the pencil mural says?.. or why the Ackland Museum is where it is? Take Sally's tour!!! I've lived here for 10 years and didn't know any of the interesting facts she shared about this wonderful town, her hometown. HIGHLY recommend for friends and family visiting, business groups coming through RTP or the Universities and/or scavenger hunt birthday parties for kids! Thank you Sally for sharing you warmth, time and knowledge with us!
Written August 8, 2020
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Marcelo C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Sally was great, she was really nice and patient (we had a non-English speaker and she was super friendly), the tour was amazing, we got the change to learn a lot about Chapel Hill's history and fun facts. Those kind of stuff you can't find on the Internet.

We would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Chapel Hill or trying to learn more about this charming small city.
Written September 7, 2022
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Jenny S
Cary, NC5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
My family and I thoroughly enjoyed Sally’s guided tour of Chapel Hill. She is a Chapel Hill native and is very knowledge and happy to share interesting facts about her town. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more about Chapel Hill! Everyone was wearing masks and we felt safe.
Written March 21, 2021
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Anne S
Charlotte, NC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
Our family enjoyed sharing a beautiful afternoon with Sally. Our daughter is a junior in high school and want to spark her interest/excitement about college options. We learned about local history as well as that of the school. The tour gave a glimpse of Chapel Hill with a hometown feel and insider view. Highly recommend!
Written November 28, 2020
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Sarah O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Even after living in Chapel Hill for over 25 years, I learned so much about this town with Sally! She's truly a Tar Heel born and bred and makes this tour so memorable. We started with the history of the University and walked along its journey to the thriving educational and athletic UNC it is today. Highly recommend a tour by Sally to any one visiting for the first time, long time residents, and Tar Heel fans young and old. You'll walk away knowing and loving Chapel Hill in so many ways!
Written April 4, 2022
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Deb C
Baton Rouge, LA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Wow what an adventure we had walking with Sally over the weekend! Her knowledge of the area is astounding…and wondrous. I highly recommend taking the tour if you’re visiting or aren’t a native of the area. I’ve lived in Chapel Hill for 4 years and learned so many fun, interesting things about the town from Sally - made my weekend💙
Written April 4, 2022
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Susan B
Orlando44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a gem of a tour! Sally is a fabulous guide who taught us so much about the history, art, and cultural flavor of Chapel Hill! I grew up in this town, and still, I learned so many new things. The route took us past murals, campus buildings, the main center of town, and classics like the Old Well. Really fun!!!!
Written January 26, 2020
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