Hillsborough is no ordinary southern small town.

Its scenic beauty, graceful architecture spanning three centuries, lively arts and culture scene, and convenient location provide a charming getaway for the day - or longer.

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Hillsborough is a close and easy getaway.

From Distance Time
Asheville 212 miles 3 hours
Chapel Hill 12 miles 20 minutes
Charlotte 131 miles 2 hours
Durham 14 miles 18 minutes
Greensboro 42 miles 43 minutes
Greenville, SC 229 miles 3.5 hours
Morehead City 190 miles 3.25 hours
Nags Head 226 miles 4 hours
Raleigh 38 miles 43 minutes
Richmond, VA 163 miles 2.5 hours
Wilmington 170 miles 2.5 hours
Winston-Salem 68 miles 1 hour

What type of adventurer are you?

Explore Hillsborough using self-guided tours.

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There’s so much to explore in our small town! 

☑️ History
🛍️Unique Shops
🍽️ Fine Dining
🎵 Live Music

Come stay awhile and experience Historic Hillsborough. >>Visit our website for all local To-Dos & more (link in bio)<<
Come explore & learn!

Our River Walk trail spans close to 2 miles along the Eno River. Park at Gold Park or Occoneechee Speedway and trek throughout scenic Hillsborough, learning a bit about the towns history along the way. 

Video by: @thesociableadventurer 

@visitchapelhill @visitnc @greattrailsnc
Home ❤️ @khm.re.media capturing Hillsborough’s beauty 😍
Love is in the air 💕 Many Valentine’s Day festivities in ‘borough 💌 

Follow our stories local heart day events and specials. 

“It’s hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world” but @jeanniewho makes it look easy. Quote by Dolly Parton. 

If you haven’t experienced Uniquitiques, you’ve been missing out. Located at 125 E King Street in downtown Hillsborough.
New exhibit coming soon @orangehistorync !! Treasure Hunters : Orange County Collectors opens to the public Saturday February 11th. The exhibit will feature collections from 16 collectors and showcases many others. 

Don’t forget! The Museum is now open daily 11am-7pm
It’s The Year Of The Trail! 

Hillsborough might be known for her history and southern charm, but we invite you to discover your trial! Tag us in your Hillsborough Hikes!

Trail ideas: 
1. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area - 📍 625 Virginia Cates Rd

2. River Walk (part of @mountainstoseatrail ) 📍 Downtown Hillsborough 

3. Poets Walk 📍 @ayrmount 376 St Mary’s Rd 

4. Occoneechee Speedway 📍 320 Elizabeth Brady Rd

📷 credit: @ncculture 

@greattrailsnc @visitchapelhill @visitnc @classicalamericanhomes
Goodnight Hillsborough🌙 

Photo credit @whupfm @tom.rankin
Get out and play!! Cates Creek Park is a 17-acres community park just outside Hillsborough’s historic downtown! 
📍1445 Cates Creek Parkway.
Black History Month in Hillsborough! 

A few ideas to learn and celebrate this month: 

-From the Ground Up: Rooted in Place, Land, and Body: First Fridays at the Eno Arts Mill @ocncarts February 3 6pm-9pm. 

-Read it & Reap: Black History Month Book Discussion at the @ocplnc February 7th 13pm-1:30pm

-Finding Your Roots: A Conversation with Vera Cecelski hosted by @burwellschoolhistoricsite February 25th 2pm-4pm. 

- Hillsborough’s African American History: A Walking Tour - Free self-guided walking tour provided by @historichillsborough (link in their bio)

View all events at visithillsborough.com

Photo credit: @tarotandmovewithjennifer
Art Walk is happening Tonight!! Check out @hillsborougharts for all the deets. 

@margaretlanegallery @hillsborough_artists_coop @hillsboroughgallery @thomasstevensart @yonderbarnc @visitchapelhill
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