The Museum tells the story of Hillsborough and Orange County through its collections and exhibits. 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. Permanent exhibits explore the development and history of Hillsborough in a chronological fashion, beginning with early Native American settlements, progressing through the 1950s. Special exhibits explore a variety of topics relevant to Orange County history, and are displayed in the second-floor gallery.

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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Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau

Orange County (2.13 miles)

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