Historic Hugh Torance House and Store

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Historic Hugh Torance House and Store

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  • Seasons - April - October
  • Hours - Every first and third Sunday of the month, 2 - 5 pm


  • 8231 Gilead Rd

    Huntersville,   NC   28078


Built by Revolutionary War veteran Hugh Torance, the Hugh Torrance House and Store are the oldest surviving structures in Mecklenburg County, dating to the 1770s. The store has been restored as it appeared in 1805 and the house has retained its original features, which were very unique and extravagant in comparison to other houses built at that time. Come and visit this beautiful Federal-style home of Hugh and Isabella Torrance. Their son, James Torrance, ran a retail business in the home from 1805 until 1825 making this site the oldest standing store in the state of North Carolina. Admission is $5.

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8231 Gilead Rd
Huntersville NC 28078


Latitude: 35° 24' 25.92" / Longitude: -80° 53' 11.0394"

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Exit 23 off I-77, turn westward onto Gilead Road. Location with be on your right.

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