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  • 2201 Moorefields Rd.

    Hillsborough,   NC   27278


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Alfred Moore (1755-1810) of Wilmington built Moorefields in 1785 as his summer home, a two-story, Federal-style house with fine overmantels, moldings and a Chinese Chippendale staircase. The interior furnishings and portraits, formal gardens, and park with avenues, walks, historic cemetery, and planned vistas were left as a public memorial by Edward Draper-Savage, a University of North Carolina French professor.

Available for use by artists, campers, hikers and picnickers, as well as for conferences, weddings and receptions. Fees are required of those hosting group events. “Open House” afternoons are from 1 – 5 pm on the last Sunday of the month April - August for free guided tours. Visit website for various other special events. The 70 acres of woodlands and permanent pasture at Moorefields are currently maintained as a wildlife refuge.

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2201 Moorefields Rd.
Hillsborough NC 27278


Latitude: 36° 3' 20.52" / Longitude: -79° 8' 36.2394"

Special Directions:

I-40 #261, travel into Hillsborough onto S. Churton St./Old Hwy. 86. Left on Oakdale Dr.
Left on Orange Grove Rd. Right Grady Brown School Rd. Right Dimmocks Mill Rd.
Left onto Moorefields Rd. Right into 2nd dirt driveway.

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