Moorefields c.1785

About Moorefields c.1785

Moorefields was built in 1785 as a summer home by Alfred Moore, a Revolutionary military leader, founder of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and prominent jurist who ultimately served as the second and last North Carolinian on the United States Supreme Court. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by Edward Draper-Savage, an artist and UNC French professor. The 70 acres of woodlands and permanent pasture at Moorefields are currently maintained as a wildlife refuge.


Open House afternoons are from 1 – 5 pm on the LAST SUNDAY of the month April through August)

Otherwise, Moorefields is open by appointment or for scheduled events ,


2001 Moorefields Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278
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