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Orange County Historical Museum

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Address: 201 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278-2535
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+1 919-732-2201

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great place to start tour of hillsborough

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

Reviewed November 16, 2016
stuart h
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Flat Rock, North Carolina
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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.

Thank cherie51
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

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

Thank stuart h
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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!

Thank iloveocracoke
Chapel Hill, NC
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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, but that's all it's worth.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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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.

Thank banjoal
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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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 most recently. The Director was very friendly and helpful with the educational needs. My students... More 

Thank Marmadilla
Pulborough, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank June K
Mebane, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 28, 2015

This building is known as "the OLD Courthouse." This is used less frequently than the "New Courthouse" on the same street in Hillsborough, NC. I believe it is on "The Historic Building" site. Jane H.

Thank Jane H
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 4, 2015

The museum is in a beautiful 2 story stone building. You can read/learn about everything Hillsborough from pre-colonial days to the revolutionary war to the civil war and into early 1900s Hillsborough history. The second floor is used for rotating exhibits. The young lady working in there could have made us feel more welcome but it was very hot in... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 24, 2014

The museum has everything you need to take your own tour of all the historical sites. From the Hughes Military Academy to the Burwell School and all in between. Love this town. Hope it never changes. Check out the Twin Chimney House and all the signs.

Thank Betty E

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