Visit Hillsborough, North Carolina. The perfect weekend getaway. The Perfect day trip. Visit Hillsborough, a Unique southern town. Founded more than 250 years ago. Explore over 100 historic homes and structures. Take in the beautiful, historic architecture. Stroll on the scenic Riverwalk greenway. Hike to the top of Occoneechee Mountain. (Hillsborough is) A haven for artists and writers. Unique shops and restaurants you can’t find anywhere else. Great food, great beer, great people. The perfect weekend getaway (or) escape. Explore for the day, or extend your stay. Delicious (and/or) award winning, locally owned pubs and restaurants. America’s little literary town. America’s coolest small town. No ordinary small southern town. The (or) A Small town with BIG History. Variations: It’s just a stone’s throw; A charming southern getaway. It’s just a stone’s throw to a charming, southern getaway on the banks of the Eno River.

It’s just a stone’s throw to a charming, southern getaway on the banks of the Eno River...


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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Picturesque views in historic downtown 😍 

What are your weekend plans?!
〰️ Uproar Festival of Public Art happening until August 12 @uproarfestnc 

〰️Eno River Poetry Festival @ocplnc 

〰️Historic Hillsborough Walking Tour by @historichillsborough 

〰️Paint it Green Art Auction @thecolonialinn1759 

〰️ Saturday Slowdown @ramblerill 

〰️ Live Music & Entertainment @yonderbarnc @nashstreettavern @thehottinroof 

---- View all events on our website! 

@willo.c.social starting the day off at the Riverwalk ♥️ 

What's your favorite Hillsborough trail?! 

@visitchapelhill @visitnc @greattrailsnc #yearofthetrail
Explore Uproar!! Now through August 12th - 60 works of art displayed throughout the downtowns of Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro. Map now available at the visitors center. Check out @ocncarts and @uproarfestnc for full details! 

Hillsborough stops include: 
📍United We Stand @burwellschoolhistoricsite 

📍Braid at Hillsborough Police Annex

📍MiAmor at Hillsborough Police Department

📍Paper Trail by @primitivegraffiti at @thomasstevensart 

📍Einfühlung @radiuspizza_nc 

📍Totem of Potter's Creed @hillsborougharts 

📍Make Yourself at Home @jeanniewho 

📍Unwavering Optimism by @paintbys at the Hillsborough Visitor Center

📍Half a Chance by @cmurasugi at the Orange County Jail

📍New Money by @nonperishable at the Orange County Jail

📍Weave Your Dreams by @michmystikdesigns at the Historic Courthouse

📍Analog Filters at Purple Crow

📍Steel Plate Dancers at Mayo Park

📍 Providential Eye Storm by @andystani at Riverwalk Entrance

📍Irish Clover Leaf @weaverstreetmarket 

📍Passage at River Park

📍Love Goddess by @elaulhealey at @pawsatthecorner 

📍Seeing Through the Fog by @b.l.flood at @ocncarts 

📍Line of Nature @enoriverbrewing 

📍Changing Worlds Now at @ocncarts
Take the summer fun inside at the new Kids Space @orangehistorync !! 

Take a step back in time with the reimagined kids space! Built to feature the homes and businesses of Hillsborough 1823, kids can explore local history with hands-on activities. Grand reopening July 22nd from 11-4 with special activities throughout the day! 

11am-2pm: make butter, work with quill pens, and weave paper baskets. 

2pm: Exhibits and Program Coordinator, Courtney Smith, will read stories and lead kids in historic games.

3pm-4pm: enjoy FREE ice cream and period music
The countdown to Uproar is ON!!! 

Uproar Festival of Public Art is a new arts festival for ALL people coming to Orange County! July 14th through August 12th - 60 bold, high impact, outdoor works of art will be showcased throughout the downtown communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough.

Visit uproarfestnc.com for all the details!
Historic Hillsborough Excursion Day - This Saturday! 

Experience Historic Hillsborough with a day of FREE events at our historic sites. Follow @historichillsborough for more details. 

Hosted by
Dickerson Chapel
Cheers to another week 🥂 
📸: @yonderbarnc
Now onto our weekend programming

〰️Movies with Goats @spring_haven_farm 

〰️ Forest Walk @ramblerill 

〰️ Farmers Market @enoriverfarmersmarket

〰️ Juneteenth Celebration @ocplnc

〰️ Juneteenth: Portraits of Freedom @ocncarts

〰️Historic Tour at Ayr Mount @classicalamericanhomes

〰️ Historic Hillsborough Walking Tour by @historichillsborough

〰️Art is for Everyone @hillsborougharts 

View all Hillsborough events by visiting www.visithillsboroughnc.com.
The countdown to Father's Day begins! If you are still looking for that perfect something to celebrate that wonderful someone, shop with us! 

A few places to check out
📍 Carlisle & Linny Vintage Jewelery - One of a kind finds like tie clips, cuff links, vintage barware and more! 112 S Churton @carlisleandlinny

📍Melissa Designer Jewelry - shop the Scott Myer collection at 116 S Churton @melissadesignerjewelry

📍Purple Crow Books - Something for every bookworm. 109 W King 

📍Spiral Studios Jewelry - Unique selection at 115 N Churton @spiralstudiosjewelry

📍C&R Ski Outdoor - Your outdoor Sporting goods destination. 654 N Churton @candrhillsborough 

📍A Little Something - Fun and creative gift ideas for all dads. 118 N Churton @ineedalittlesomething 

📍Dual Supply Co - For all dad's hardware needs. 115 w King
Downtown views 😍... Tag us in your Hillsborough adventures! 

#visithillsboroughnc #visitnc #historichillsborough #downtown
This Weekend in Hillsborough! 
- Movies with Goats @spring_haven_farm 
-Eno River Farmers Market @enoriverfarmersmarket 
-Historic Hillsborough Walking Tour @historichillsborough 
-Yonder Prom @yonderbarnc 
-Art is for Everyone: Poetry Workshop Series @hillsborougharts 
-Mixed Media Goddess Weekend @ocncarts 

Always check our Visit Hillsborough calendar for all the happenings!
Spend the weekend with us! 

👉First Fridays at the Mill @ocncarts 
👉Home Tours @ayrmount @classicalamericanhomes 
👉Flushfest @flushfest23 
👉 Eno River Farmers Market @enoriverfarmersmarket 
👉Magic in the Park @ocplnc
👉 Saturday Slowdown @ramblerill 

To see all Hillsborough happenings, head over to our website
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