Alexander Dickson House - Hillsborough Visitors Center

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Alexander Dickson House - Hillsborough Visitors Center

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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Mon-Sat 10 am-4 pm; Sun 12- 4 pm


  • 150 E. King St.

    Hillsborough,   NC   27278


The Alexander Dickson House is an 18th century Quaker-plan farmhouse that served as the “Last Headquarters of the Confederacy.” In April 1865 Confederate Joseph E. Johnston stayed here while negotiating with General William T. Sherman. See a gift shop, a 19th century farm office, and an 18th and 19th century medicinal and herbal garden. Guided and self-guided tours available.

The Hillsborough Visitors Center is operated out of the Dickson House by the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, a private non-profit organization. Historic Hillsborough is the oldest town in Piedmont region.

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150 E. King St.
Hillsborough NC 27278


Latitude: 36° 4' 30.3594" / Longitude: -79° 5' 48.1194"

Special Directions:

I-40 exit 261 or I-85 exit 164. Travel north on Churton Street into downtown Hillsborough. Turn right on King Street. Visitors Center at end of block on right.

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