About Visitors Center

In addition to information on local attractions, the Hillsborough Visitors Center has a small gift shop located inside and is located in the Historic Alexander Dickson House, giving visitors a blast to the past in a late-18th century Quaker-plan house. The Visitors Center features informative exhibits, an 8 minute video about the history of the town, as well as temporary art installations.

The house was moved from its original location (1 mile southeast of Hillsborough) to its present location in the heart of the historic district in the early 1980’s. The site also includes an office used by Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in April 1865 and an 18th and 19th century medicinal and herb garden.


The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough offers tours starting from the Visitors Center regularly. Call for more information.


150 E King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 9197327741


Closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and day after Christmas
Monday - Saturday
10:00AM - 4:00PM
12:00PM - 4:00PM