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Piedmont Living History Day

  • Hillsborough Visitor's Center 150 East King Street Hillsborough, NC, 27278 United States (map)

Bring the entire family to Hillsborough to explore more than 250 years of piedmont North Carolina history as the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough hosts its annual living history day. 

Piedmont Living History Day is a family-friendly day of free programs in Hillsborough. Activities will take place throughout the day at the Alexander Dickson House (Hillsborough Visitors Center), Burwell School Historic Site,Orange County Historical MuseumAyr MountHillsborough Arts Council,Eagle Lodge #19 AF&AM, and more from 11am to 3pm. Learn crafts such as candle-making, butter-churning, quilt-making, and more at the Burwell School. Throughout the day there will also be demonstrations by craft activities by the Daughters of the American Revolution, 19th century games, tours of historic sites, and demonstrations by other piedmont area historic sites. Maps and schedules of events iwll be available at the Visitors Center beginning at 10am on the day of the event. 

Site manager of Alamance Battleground State Historic Site, Jeremiah DeGennaro, will also lead his popular Regulator Rebellion walking tour of Colonial-era sites in Hillsborough throughout the day. These tours are free, though $5 donations per adult to Alamance Battleground are greatly appreciated. Reservations are encouraged. These tours will depart from the Visitors Center. 

Piedmont Living History Day is an annual event sponsored by the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, with support from the Burwell School Historic Site, Orange County Historical Museum. For more information contact the Hillsborough Visitors Center at (919) 732-7741 or email Michael Verville at

Earlier Event: July 4
July 4th Picnic in the Park