Bringing Orange County History and People Together


201 N. Churton Street

Hillsborough, NC  27278 

(919) 732-2201

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All guests over the age of 5 must wear masks.
If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.
Before entering the museum, guests must reserve a one-hour
time slot.

Beginning 9-25-20, we will be open

Fridays-Sundays from 11-5

Hours and

COViD-19 Policy

In order to make your visit to the museum safe and comfortable, we have adopted a mask and reservation policy in accordance with state guidelines.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 10-22-20 at 7 PM

Occaneechi Ghost Stories with Lawrence Dunmore

Just one of the Halloween offerings here in Hillsborough! 

Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi

New Exhibit Opening 9-25-20

Explore the physical and cultural journeys made by the Occaneechi over time.  Learn the reasons they journeyed, where they went, how their lives changed, and how their traditions and values endured. 

High School

Creative Writing Contest

In conjunction with our new exhibit,

Yésah: Journeys of the Occaneechi

There's still time to register to vote!

The Orange County Library has made the process easy for you---

check out their instructional videos on their Voting 2020 playlist.

You can also check out their virtual branch here.

Once you've registered, come see our collection of presidential election buttons here at the museum.

The mission of the Historical Foundation of Hillsborough and Orange County is
to enlighten and engage our community and visitors from around the world 
by preserving and interpreting the history of Hillsborough and Orange County.
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