Orange County Historical Museum

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Orange County Historical Museum


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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Tue-Sat 11 am-4 pm; Sun 1-4pm


  • 201 N. Churton St.

    Hillsborough,   NC   27278


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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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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