Visitors Center

About Visitors Center

The Visitors Center is the primary resource for information on local attractions. There is also a gift shop, a folk art gallery, and a video on historic Hillsborough for public viewing.  In addition, the Visitors Center is located in the Historic Alexander Dickson House, on of the most historically significant buildings in town.

The Dickson house, a late-18th century Quaker plan house is considered “The Last Confederate Headquarter” as it was where Joseph E. Johnston housed in 1865 as he planned the largest troop surrender of the Civil War. The house was moved from its original location to its present location  in the early 1980’s.when it was threatened by retail development. The site also includes an outbuilding, probably used as General Johnston’s office and a 19th century medicinal and culinary and herb garden.


You can now check out the Visitors Center Gift Shop from the comfort of your couch!

We would like to announce the grand (virtual) opening of the online Hillsborough Visitor’s Center gift shop. We carry a wide selection of local gifts, from clothes to books to toys and more. You can find our website here.

There, you can also find a custom postcard maker that lets you say “wish you were here” the way you want⁠— or maybe just to send some well-wishes adorned with hometown pride! Check it out here.



If you would like to learn more about all the wonderful things Hillsborough has to offer, please watch the video below from the Visitors Center.



150 E King Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Phone: 9197327741


Wednesday - Sunday
10:00AM - 4:00PM