Experience America’s history through the unique perspective of one of North Carolina’s oldest and historically significant small towns, with a guided walking tour of downtown Hillsborough. Established in 1754 as the seat of government for Orange County, Hillsborough’s colonial legacy and signs of its importance in North Carolina and American history can be seen everywhere.
The tour begins at a late eighteenth century Quaker farmhouse known as the “Alexander Dickson House”, which once served as the headquarters of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston in the closing days of the Civil War. The house now serves as Hillsborough’s Visitors Center and the offices of the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough.
Amanda is an amateur history enthusiast who was born and raised in Hillsborough and now lives in town with her husband as a business owner and editor. Her tour focuses largely on colonial to mid-19th century history of Hillsborough and the prominent figures of the town during that time.
***TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE***
$5 per person, free for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hillsborough Visitor’s Center or over phone (919)732-7741.