Find your calm safely exploring this beautiful, historic town....


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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Hillsborough has southern charm, a rich history, great food, and even better people. We love when visitors explore our quaint streets! ❤

Check out the latest Hillsborough highlight from @imfixintoblog. Link in bio!
The pollen cloud has lifted. Time to hit the trails!

#explorelocal #trail #visitnc

📷 Photo credit @mon_meyer
Show off your Hillsborough pride! Shop our gift shop ONLINE (link in bio) or swing by the visitors center Wed-Sat 10am-4pm. 

#shoplocal #visithillsborough #visitnc
Visit Hillsborough this weekend! Keep an eye on our stories for more events! 

1. Final chance to explore the Yesa exhibit @orangehistorync 

2. @margaretlanegallery now offering the Sense of Wonder and Transformation shows

3.@porchhillsborough hosting a pottery sale

4. Spring Baby Goat Festival begins at @spring_haven_farm 

5. Eat local buy grocery shopping at the @enoriverfarmersmarket 

6. Outdoor performances @botanistandbarrel, @yonderbarnc

*Hillsborough follows the NC COVID safety protocols. Facemasks are required to enter a business, and social distancing guidelines are followed.
Hillsborough Visitor Center will be open for Good Friday! 

Spring House of Operation:
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
*Please note that due to COVID, our front door remains locked. For assistance, house tours, or to shop in our gift shop, please call, and a member of the staff will let you in. 

#shoplocal #explorenc #visithillsborough #visitnc #historictowns #arts
Rainy days are for splashing in puddles! Grab an umbrella and explore Hillsborough this weekend. 

Slid on the rainboots and enjoy the trails of Occoneechee Speedway or discover historic Hillsborough through one of @historichillsborough walking tours. 

Ditch the clouds for some indoor shopping! @jeanniewho
@reinvintaged20 @saywearit @majesticoutdoorshop @108_churton and more.

Or discover your artistic side by browsing the works of local artists;  @margaretlanegallery
@hillsborougharts @thomasstevensart

#visithillsborough #explorenc #visitnc #familyfun #hillsboroughnc

Last Fridays are rolling back in, and this month we're ramping it up! 
Catch a special Poetry "Prose" Showcase, featuring Endlesswill, DS Will, and Sh8kes, and help us celebrate our search for Hillsborough's next Poet Laureate! 

Meet us downtown for the festivities this Friday, 6-9 PM!
- Margaret Ln Gallery Poetry and music
 -Arts Council gallery and gift shop
 -Busker at small park next to Dual Supply
 -Stilt Walker roaming with instructions to maintain distance
Visit the Hillsborough Arts Council for a list of all participating venues. 

#ncart #shoplocal #visitnc #visithillsborough #historicdowntown #hillsboroughart #localartist #poet
DONATE A DONUT, Teacher Edition:
** Special Message from @woodennickelpub and @wnp_bakeshop 

With many of our town's schools reopened or about to open for in-person learning, we want to send some love to all the educators out there, to help them celebrate going back to school. With some help from the pastry wizards at WNP Bake Shop, we’re doing it with donuts! 🍩

How it works:
Whenever you call in your orders or stop by the pub or Bake Shop, you'll have the option to DONATE A DONUT for $2. So easy!

And then:
For every 2.5 dozen donations we receive(that’s 30 donuts, math-heads), we'll double it!! And each time we’ll deliver 5 dozen donuts to a different local school, spreading our collective donut love ❤️

Teachers are our straight-up heroes y’all, and we have a deep appreciation for their difficult work and incredible compassion. So many of our extended pub fam out there work in Hillsborough’s school systems, and we love all of you. Plus Kim's donuts make for some pretty awesome gifts! So on your next visit or takeout order, consider sending a donut and a big thank you to all the fine folks who are helping to take care of Hillsborough's future 🙏

#donutpower #donateadonut #teachersrock #teachersrule #teachersaregoingbacktoschool #donutsmakepeoplehappy #donutlove #communitylove #WoodenNickelBakeShop #WoodenNickelPub #hillsboroughnc #supporttheteachers
Let's hear some love for Hillsborough! What's your favorite local spot? 

#localnc #visithillsborough #shoplocal #visitnc
OPENING DAY @enoriverfarm!! 

Message from the farm: 

What to expect on and during your visit:

• Visit our on-site creamery and grab a house-made waffle cone filled with our homemade ice cream.  Our ice cream is made here using all fresh, locally sourced ingredients to bring you the best ice cream experience!

• Our enchanted greenhouse is full of ornamental plants like our herbs, hanging baskets, ferns, house-plants, succulents and tropicals. Each and every one of our plants are grown here on our farm, using the knowledge of our expert growers and a whole lot of love!

• A fully stocked produce stand with local honey and baked goods such as: cinnamon buns, pound cake, banana bread, scones and more!

• Each guest will go through temperature screening and hand sanitation upon arrival. All of our guests are required to wear face coverings, unless actively eating or drinking. Bring a blanket & make it a picnic! There is plenty of space around the farm to enjoy your ice cream cone in a responsible, socially distanced manner. 

In the days to come...

🌷 Cut-your-own tulips fields will be opening March 2021
🍓 One of a kind, handicap accessible strawberry picking & you-pick strawberry fields opening April 2021
🫐 Blueberry & blackberry fields opening June 2021

We are so excited to kick off this season with you all!! Thank you for your continued support of our dream!
Cuteness overload! Looking to explore with your pup?! Hillsborough is full of dog-friendly activities! Walk along the Eno, hike up a mountain, or enjoy outdoor dining. 

We want to see pics of your best friend!! Tag @hillsboroughnc on your next Hillsborough adventure. 

Photo credit: @enoriverdental. 😎
Visit Hillsborough! Our locally owned businesses go above and beyond to create a COVID-safe environment. Enjoy outdoor drinks, patio dining, or socially distance indoor shopping and art. 
Photo credit goes to @yonderbarnc, open 4-10pm tonight.
Weekend forecast: Sunshine & Outdoor fun! Grab the pup and the kids for an outdoor adventure.

Hillsborough has plenty of outdoor parks and recreation options:
-Golds Park
-Exchange Club Park
-Fairview Park
-Eno River State Park
-Kings Highway Park
-Occoneechee Speedway Trail
-Poets Walk @ayrmount
-Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
-Turnip Patch Park
-Gardens at @alliancehistorichillsborough 
-Picnic on the lawn @burwellschoolhistoricsite 

*** photo by @jd_thejedi
Sunset views from Hillsborough 

Beautiful shot from @walkerwphotos
Enjoy the sunshine in downtown Hillsborough! Take a stroll on the Riverwalk, browse our locally-owned shops, or grab dinner and a drink. 

See all Hillsborough weekend happenings by clicking the link in our bio.
If you haven't seen them already, meet our beautiful new tumblers, available in the Gift Shop!
Perfect for keeping that cocoa or coffee hot on a winter drive through the country or on a hike up Occoneechee. Only a few left, so get them while they're hot. (And if they're sold out, just let us know!)
You can find the tumblers, along with dozens of other unique items, on our Gift Shop page below!

As we get closer to Valentine's Day, we want to bring you some great local options of events and activities to make the day special for the one you love. Here's a great one for the food lovers out there!

For a wonderful Valentine’s dinner, check out Botanist & Barrel. They are hosting a date night in their outdoor, socially-distanced picnic area, with their partner Chirba Chirba Dumplings! Along with the delicious steamy dumplings, you can partake in the cider tasting and enjoy the gorgeous scenery at B&B. 

The event will be going on all day. For more information, check out the event page linked below!

You can head over to Spring Haven Farm tomorrow for “S’Mores with Goats.” Warm up by the firepits with a one of a kind not-your-average S’more kit. Enjoy the rest of the farm before or after! Tickets here: https://www.springhaven.farm/?fbclid=IwAR0bvWQzSw4oqAhQ26s6OMxtDrkOBd8i_Dbi_XoooTn9gglrlAVk0PQtIdI
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