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Orange County Historical Museum

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Historic artifacts in a historic building!

The Orange County Historical Museum is located in the 1934 Confederate Memorial building and... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
King, United States
Small museum, great location, good way to get to know local history

Nice little museum right downtown in Hillsborough. Next door to one of the old Hillsborough... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2017
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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201 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2535
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

The Orange County Historical Museum is located in the 1934 Confederate Memorial building and exhibits numerous artifacts, including colonial, Revolutionary War, and Civil War memorabilia. In the cemetery behind the Museum are the graves of three notable statesmen: state senator Archibald Murphey, a champion of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Nice little museum right downtown in Hillsborough. Next door to one of the old Hillsborough churches, and one of the older Hillsborough cemeteries. So, if you're interested in local history, this is a great place to stop by first to get the lay of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't all that great. Pretty boring. I mean if you like that kinda stuff, and they're is a cemetery there, and it was OK. Probably wouldn't go back.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Desiree M
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Great locale for museum but found it in transition during a visit Wednesday. Was informed that museum was recovering after being damaged from roof falling in. Was provided with some history of building itself.would consider a return visit if in the area again.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank cherie51
Reviewed November 16, 2016

hillsborough is a great town but alot can go unnoticed great place to start is the historical museum

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank stuart h
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The stonework is magnificent on the outside, but the treasures and gems of our history within are truly what makes this a very special place. It changes over the course of the year, and Halloween is always a very fun time...do come and visit!

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank iloveocracoke
Reviewed May 14, 2016

The building is beautiful, as is the town (although the Courthouse is pitiful). Not much logic to the way the museum is laid out, information was tough to consume and the artifacts are not memorable. It's free, so why not go in for 10 minutes,...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Joshua H
Reviewed April 18, 2016

The Orange County Historical Museum features exhibits showing the history of Hillsborough and Orange County dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War period. Well worth the time to stop and visit. The staff are friendly and well education in the history of the area.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank banjoal
Reviewed February 10, 2016

The museum is rather small, but you can't beat the admission fee which was free or make a donation. I have seen more items in past years on display than most recently, but it changes from time to time. They have been updating the displays...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Marmadilla
Reviewed October 26, 2015

A small museum on Hillsborough Main street in a historical building. The exhibits are interesting and exlectic, but they do need some freshening up and more modern signage.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank June K
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