The getaway you've been waiting for...


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.

Find out more.

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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Last Fridays are TOMORROW! #visithillsborough #visitnc #art #music 

~~ Last Friday Music!⁠⁠ ~~
⁠⁠Free Drinks 
6-8 PM⁠⁠
Brandy Rambles, The Ghost + Bones
5-11 PM⁠⁠
Tim Wells & the Rhythm Aces
6:00-8:30 PM ⁠⁠

Chris Adkins 
6-8:30 PM
⁠⁠DJ Koshinga
5:30 PM-sunset

June's Last Friday Poetry Lineup!
6:15 - 6:45 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM
7:45 - 8:15 PM
8:30 - 9:00 PM

Hillsborough is BUZZING with excitement for Pollinator Week, hosted by Hillsborough Garden Club! 

--Enjoy the buds of area pollinator gardens located throughout the town (Gold Park, @burwellschoolhistoricsite, @historichillsborough, @hillsboroughpolice , & more)

--Help paint a walking stone at the Hillsborough Police Department >> Ages 6-10 and limited space. See their Facebook page for more details.

--"Bee" on the hunt for beehive signs during the Hillsborough Garden Club's weekend scavenger hunt. Full details and potential prizes on their website: https://www.hillsboroughgardenclubnc.org

**Tag us in your garden photos!**
📷 credit: @ncsteve
**Father's Day Weekend in Hillsborough**

There is plenty to do this weekend to celebrate Dad! 

--Music: Catch live music @thecolonialinnhillsborough , @yonderbarnc , or @thehottinroof

--Tour the historic streets of downtown with @historichillsborough and @hauntedhillsborough
With their Saturday Churton St History Stroll.

--Enjoy movies on the farm @spring_haven_farm Movies with Goats.

--Head out to @botanistandbarrel for their Father's Day Cider-Glazed Sausage event

--Send Mom and Dad out for a date night of their own, explore the @orangehistorync latest exhibit: Date Night

--Or find the perfect gift for pops at one of our local boutiques! Link on website.

Did we miss something?! Let us know how you will be celebrating Fathers Day! 

Photo Credit: Taylor White @tnwhite2 Ayr Mount
Furry friends are welcome! 🐾

Hit the trails with your best friend, enjoy Gold Park's off-the-leash dog park, and snag a snack at one of our MANY dog-friendly outdoor dining options. Hillsborough is the getaway you've been waiting for! 
Photo Credit: @bullcitybichon

#visitnc #dogfriendly #travel #local #explorenc
The Hillsborough food scene is like no other! Explore our locally owned and operated restaurants, bakeries, and bistros. (Click the VisitHillsborough link in bio). 

What is your favorite Hillsborough spot? 
Photograph credit: @houseatgatewood

#visitnc #foodie #explorelocal
*CHEERS* to Monday! 

Photo credit @lifewithhanny
*UPDATE: FLAT Stanley has been located!! Thank you to everyone who was on the hunt! *

Have you seen Flat Stanley?? 

Visiting for the day, Flat Stanley has taken photographs of his travels from the NC coast. Unfortunately, he has been misplaced, and his owner would greatly appreciate any word of his whereabouts. If you have any information, please contact Amanda@historichillsborough.org.
A peaceful stroll through St. Matthews Churchyard (c.late 18th century). 

Hillsborough is a small town with a rich history. Tour the streets of the historic district with our 21 Historic Sites book (gift shop link in bio).
Be our guest! Rest your head in Hillsborough. Check out these 10 unique places to stay - click News & Notes (link in bio). 

#visithillsborough #airbnb #stay #vacation #visitnc 

Photo credit: @airbnb 1915 Cottage.
Scenes from around Hillsborough. Happy Pride Month 2021
#pridemonth #pride2021🏳️‍🌈
Spend your Memorial Day Weekend with us!

-Kickoff the weekend with our Last Fridays festivities and art walk brought to you by @hillsborougharts

-Explore the miles of trails that run along the Eno River!

-Shop at one of our locally owned boutiques. 

-Swing by the @enoriverfarmersmarket for your farm-to-table needs

-Catch live music at one of our outdoor vendors : (See @thecolonialinnhillsborough @nashstreettavern @yonderbarnc @botanistandbarrel for schedules)

Dine - Shop - Explore. Hillsborough is the getaway you've been waiting for! Click the link in bio for visitor information and events.
"Ever up and onward." Billy Strayhorn. 

Photo credit: @tarotandmovewithjennifer
**AVAILABLE NOW** at the Hillsborough Visitor Center Gift Shop! 

Get a WHUP sticker with your donation!

Whup Radio is Hillsborough's source for high-quality, eclectic, host-driven, community-reflecting 24/7 radio. Your purchase of this product directly supports independent radio.

How to Purchase:

1. Click the link in bio
2. Make your donation
3. Email or bring in proof of your donation to the Visitor Center

For questions or additional assistance please email Amanda@historichillsborough.org.
Cheers to the weekend! Views from @yonderbarnc.

Tag us in your Hillsborough weekend adventures! 

Take a hike, plan a picnic, or sit and enjoy nature by visiting one of Hillsborough's MANY amazing parks! 

-Explore historic farmland at Blackwood Farm.

-Stop along the greenway for some frisbee in River Park.

-Meet a friend for a chat at Mayo Park downtown. 

Our little town has an abundance of parks and natural areas. See a complete list on our website : (Visit Hillsborough link in bio - Click "things to do")
Our little town streets are always busting at the seems with fun things to explore. Art - Music - History - Outdoor Adventure! 

Hillsborough, the getaway you've been waiting for! 

What are your weekend plans???
"Occoneechee is still there, still open to the public, saved by the woods that reclaimed it." @jmarkovich with @ourstatemag shines a light on the history of the Occoneechee Speedway. 

Opening in 1948, the dirt track served the professional drivers of NASCAR for nearly two decades. Today, the mile-long path serves as a trail for the public. Instead of revving engines and loud cheers, folks can retreat for a leisurely stroll through another part of Hillsborough history. 

https://www.ourstate.com/occoneechee-speedway-is-the-track-that-time-forgot/ (LINK IN BIO - CLICK NEWS&NOTES)
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