EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS & TOURS
This program Introduces students to important municipal and county institutions that govern, protect, and educate Hillsborough.
Students will tour civic sites and meet town leaders for a fun and engaging learning experience. Site visits may include the Hillsborough Police Department, Orange County Historical Museum, a mock trial at the Orange County Courthouse, Orange Rural Fire Department, Hillsborough Town Hall, and a chat with Mayor Tom Stevens.
Ages: Kindergarten - 3rd grades*
Cost: $3 per student
Students will get a hands-on, half-day tour of Hillsborough historic sites. Select four of the following experiences and we'll customize a field trip for your group: women's history at the Burwell School, life on the Dickson Farm, 19th century education at the Hughes Academy, standards of measurement at the Orange County Historical Museum, and Occaneechi life and tools with Tribal Chief John Blackfeather Jeffries.
A walking tour of downtown Hillsborough may also be included in lieu of one of the four sites.
Ages: 2nd grade - 8th grade*
Cost: $5 per student
Experience America’s history through the unique perspective of one of North Carolina’s oldest and historically significant small towns with a guided walking or bus tour led by one of our expert tour guides! Scheduled walking tours can be found on the Hillsborough Tourism Calendar and on the Visit Hillsborough Facebook.
General tours typically cost $6 per person. Special tours range in price. Visitors must RSVP in advance to secure their spot.
RSVP by calling the Visitors Center at (919)732-7741
To schedule a private group walking tour or bus tour contact Michael Verville by calling the Visitors Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours for groups, home school families and others in need of customized service are available
Contact our program coordinator, Michael Verville at