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Ayr Mount Historic Site

376 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2523
+1 919-732-6886
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Free to picnic and walk around the perimeter

You can take a house tour or just stretch your legs around the property -- Poet's Walk -- and there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Very nice house, cool trails, but the price is a bit expensive. $12 per person, and it doesn't say... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Desiree M
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Ayr Mount is an 1815 Federal-style plantation house built by William Kirkland of Ayr, Scotland. During a guided tour you will hear about the family who resided here for 4 generations, the interesting architecture, local history, and the restoration process. Purchased in 1985 by Richard H. Jenrette it is now furnished with original Kirkland pieces, museum quality antiques by Duncan Phyfe and others, plus beautiful decorative arts of the period. Conveniently located just minutes from Chapel Hill and Durham. Tours given March 15 through December 15 on Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 11 AM and Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun at 2 PM. (Other times by appointment only.) $12 Per person, cash only.
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376 St Marys Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2523
+1 919-732-6886
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take a house tour or just stretch your legs around the property -- Poet's Walk -- and there a few picnic tables next to the house to enjoy with friends. We did run into a copperhead snake in the Fall years ago hiding...More

Thank Mamaknowsbest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice house, cool trails, but the price is a bit expensive. $12 per person, and it doesn't say any other price for children. Pretty expensive if you ask me!! But very nice and quiet!

Thank Desiree M
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We seldom travel that we don't take in at least one old house museum, and Ayr Mount filled the bill for a recent visit to Raleigh. That it had been restored by Manhattan investment banker Richard Jenrette promised it would be meticulously done was one...More

Thank pja537
Reviewed April 24, 2017

we love ary mount. so much history. this would be a dream place to get married and have all your guests stay at Inn at teardrops. the most beautiful grounds.

Thank thomasportia
Reviewed April 5, 2017

this is a great place to walk and also walk your dog great paths well maintained and close to get to. would recommend this to any one wanting to get outside

Thank stuart h
Reviewed March 14, 2017

If you are a lover of nature and exquisite early American antique furniture, then this is it for you.

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Ayr Mount and its grounds are absolutely charming. The house itself is beautiful --- a lovingly restored, early 19th-century plantation house. We had a wonderful tour of the house on a quiet Saturday afternoon. The caretaker of the grounds was our tour guide, and he...More

Thank katsusanna
Reviewed December 8, 2016

We went on the peace walk. It was absolutely beautiful! The grounds are very well kept and there is so much beautiful nature to see. I definitely recommend walking the entire peace walk!

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

My puppy and I took a quiet and reflective walk on the well guided Poets Walk on the Ayr Mount grounds. It was a somewhat rainy day (off and on sprinkles) , but the weather didn't deter us from walking and admiring the wonderful scenery...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Have spent many a sweet and beautiful walk on these grounds. Great place for friends, families, or as a solo experience.

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May 20, 2016|
Response from 1815Schatzie | Property representative |
Hi - Thanks so much for contacting Ayr Mount about a visit. There are no public events scheduled in June at our site but we do have private events scheduled. There are several things in the Triangle area that I would be... More