Ayr Mount Historic Site


Ayr Mount Historic Site

Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - March 15-Dec 15; Group tours available year round by appointment. Closed 2 weeks in July.
  • Hours - Tours 11 am: Wed-Sat; 2 pm: Thur-Sun.


  • 376 St. Mary's Rd.

    Hillsborough,   NC  


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Ayr Mount is a meticulously restored 1815 plantation home. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is finely furnished with Federal Antiques and Decorative Art. Built by William Kirkland of Ayr, Scotland, the house sits on 265 tranquil acres along the banks of the Eno River. Guided house tours are available Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat at 11 am and Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun at 2 pm from March 15 through Dec. 15 at $12 per person. Group tours available year round by appointment. One-mile free nature trail around the house and along the banks of the Eno River called the Poet’s Walk is open daily.

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376 St. Mary's Rd.
Hillsborough NC 27278


Latitude: 36° 4' 53.04" / Longitude: -79° 5' 7.08"

Special Directions:

I-40 exit 261 or I-85 exit 164 towards downtown Hillsborough. Turn right onto King Street. Turn left on Cameron and bear immediately to right onto St Marys Road. Ayr Mount is about .5 mile on right.

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