201 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC

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.    


Special Exhibition

Free and open to the public

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The Permanent Gallery is undergoing a renovation with new displays, but we have several other special exhibitions on display.

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Opening Night Reception for the New Permanent Collection Gallery

Friday, January 18, 6PM

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Dead of the Winter Walking Tour with Ernest Dollar

Tour Dates and Times:

February 22, 6PM & 8PM

February 23, 6PM & 8PM


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

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