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Address: 610 E Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3720
Phone Number: +1 919-942-7818
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This restored 19th-century home now houses Chapel Hill's Preservation...

This restored 19th-century home now houses Chapel Hill's Preservation Society.

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History with Flavor

Art flavor that is....this historic building is nicely done and one may wander from room to room viewing the local history. Students were available to answer any questions. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 16, 2015
Joanne H
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Opelika, Alabama
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Cary, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am in a wheelchair and was interested in seeing an artist's show at the Horace Williams House and called in advance and was told they were 100% handicapped accessible. Upon arriving I did find one handicapped parking space in a gravel driveway but no ramp to lead to the walkway so a friend had to take me up a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

We called their number four or five times and always received a message machine. We could not find the address on their web page (I do see it above, but too late, we were there for the weekend).

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Opelika, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

Art flavor that is....this historic building is nicely done and one may wander from room to room viewing the local history. Students were available to answer any questions. It is only open certain days. Check schedule before arriving.

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Thank Joanne H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

I've been inside several times for various functions. It's a beautiful, old house, but I've always felt it could be used in a better way. For example, if they furnished all the rooms in period style, they could give tours of the house itself. I'm not sure if this house has an upstairs, but if so, those rooms could also... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Horace Williams House is a small but beautiful historic house with garden in Chapel Hill, with interesting art exhibits.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2015

This historic building is worth a visit just to see the inside of the house and walk around outside. There are regular exhibits of artwork, often by local and regional artists. I haven't been to an event there, but I have exhibited art and there is a caveat to be able to leave open space for events. It's a very... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

The egg hunt at the Horace Williams house is a lot of fun for little kids. It is free and there are lots of fun games for the kids to play once they finish hunting for eggs.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

This beautiful house on Franklin St. brilliantly showcases Chapel Hill's historic background by providing a quaint and charming experience for its visitors. The house itself is a town landmark. I visited for just under an hour and I learned so much! Truly a must see for history buffs!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

A big rambling house that seems to have belonged to a well-to-do professor of philosophy. Good venue for weddings.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Home of the Chapel Hill Preservation Society. Used to be home of the annual Cupcake Festival. People would come from all over to experience it. Great venue for weddings and other events. A beautiful setting in a beautiful part of Chapel Hill.

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