Orange County Historical Museum

Orange County Historical Museum

Hours & Seasons

  • Hours - Tue-Sat 11 am-4 pm, Sun 1-4pm


  • 201 N. Churton St.

    Hillsborough,   NC   27278


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The Museum tells the story of Hillsborough and Orange County beginning with the early Native American settlements through the 20th century, with rotating special exhibits that highlight particular themes and events. The Museum’s unique collection includes the most complete set of Colonial Weights and Measures in the U.S. and the only Orange Guard Flag known to exist. A second floor gallery features special exhibits on local history.

In addition, the Museum is located on the site of the 1788 N.C. Constitutional Convention, where the decision to neither ratify or deny the proposed Constitution led to the creation of the first Constitutional Amendments, known now as the Bill of Rights.

Unfortunately, we’re not handicap accessible.

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201 N. Churton St.
Hillsborough NC 27278


Latitude: 36° 4' 37.56" / Longitude: -79° 5' 58.5594"

Special Directions:

I-40 exit 261 or I-85 exit 164. Travel on Churton Street into downtown Hillsborough. Museum is at corner of Churton and Tryon streets.

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