Welcome to the Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough

(919) 732-2201 

201 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC

Who we are

For more than six decades, the Orange County Historical Museum has worked to bring history and people together.

  The generosity of museum founders and supporters nurtured that vision and today the museum boasts an exceptional collection of historically significant objects. We are proud to be a valuable resource for Orange County residents and a tourist destination for visitors to Hillsborough and Orange County.    


Hurricane Florence Update

The museum will be open on Tuesday, September 18 for normal business hours (11am - 4pm). 

We are happy to report that the collection is dry, and the museum did not flood during the hurricane!

Women of Orange County

New exhibit runs from July 20, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Free and open to the public

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Your support and contributions enable us to provide free exhibitions and educational program for the public.

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