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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Attractions in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Alexander Dickson House
    150 East King Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Hillsborough
    919-732-7741, This unique Quaker-plan style house features an office used by Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston before his surrender to Union General William T. Sherman at Durham... more info  map

  • Ayr Mount
    376 Saint Mary's Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27278
    Hillsborough
    919-732-6886, One of the finest Federal-era plantation style homes in North Carolina, this beautifully restored home is exquisitely furnished with period antiques and fine art. The... more info  map

  • Burwell School, The
    319 Churton Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Hillsborough
    919-732-7451, The site of the Reverend and Mrs. Burwell's School for Young Ladies, this historic schoolhouse includes an 1821 two-story frame house, an 1840 brick music building, an... more info  map

  • Eagle Lodge Masonic Hall #19
    142 West King Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27278
    Hillsborough
    919-732-9834, Beautiful Greek Revival building made of solid brick that was designed by William Nichols, the state architect, and has served as an opera house, an unofficial town... more info  map

  • Forest Theater
    1832 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    919-962-2069, Now used for special events and weddings, this historic theater was the chosen site of William C. Coker for an outdoor drama celebrating the 300th anniversary of... more info  map

  • Horace Williams House
    610 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27515
    919-942-7818, The Octagon Room of this charming historic home serves as the major gallery for the Chapel Hill Preservation Society which features monthly changing art exhibits. This... more info  map

  • Old Playmakers Theatre
    391 Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    919-962-1630, A National Historic Landmark, this Greek Revival structure was originally built as a library and ballroom that was converted in 1925 into a theatre. The Union Army... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
    Corner of Country Club & South Roads
    919-968-2833, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this cemetery originally served as the burial place for University faculty, their slaves, and students and now... more info  map

  • Old Slave Cemetery
    Margaret Lane & Hillsborough Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Hillsborough
    919-732-7741, This cemetery has been called the Colored Cemetery, the Black Cemetery, Old Margaret Lane Cemetery, and the Town Public Cemetery throughout the years and was filled up... more info

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Chapel Hill Public Library
    100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    919-968-2777, This large public library offers adult and children's books and materials, as well as Internet resources, children's programming and activities, and a bookmobile that... more info  map

  • Orange County Public Library System - Cybrary
    100 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
    Located in the Carrboro Century Center
    919-918-7387, Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Ackland Art Museum
    Columbia Street near Franklin Street Intersection, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    University of North Carolina
    919-966-5736, This museum features a diverse collection of over 15,000 objects that include the history of European paintings and sculptures, Asian art and works on paper, and... more info  map

  • Blue Heaven
    1840 Airport Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    919-929-5877, Unique 3,100 square foot museum that features artifacts and memorabilia of the University of North Carolina's men's basketball program with both static and technological... more info  map

  • Chapel Hill Museum
    523 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27515
    919-967-1400, Numerous exhibits highlighting North Carolina's history, arts, and decorative arts with an emphasis on Chapel Hill and Orange County areas, as well as Southern culture,... more info  map

  • Kenan Football Center
    283 Stadium Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Frank H. Kenan Stadium
    919-966-2575, Features of this center include a Hall of Honors and the Heavner Theater for football archives that displays cases of historical artifacts and memorabilia, as well as... more info  map

  • Memorabilia Room, The
    301 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Dean E. Smith Center
    919-962-6000, Located on the second level of the Dean E. Smith Center, this 3,000 square foot room contains artifacts and highlight tapes of some of the greatest moments in the... more info  map

  • North Carolina Collection Gallery
    CB # 3930, Wilson Library, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    University of North Carolina
    919-962-1172, An eclectic and diverse collection of artifacts and historic displays on the history of North Carolina, as well as the history of the University of North Carolina, is on... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Coker Aboretum
    East Cameron Avenue at Raleigh Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    University of North Carolina
    919-962-0522, Created in 1903, this magnificent five acre garden contains over 500 species of plants, trees, and shrubs and features a 300 foot native vine arbor and a unique stone... more info  map

  • Montrose Gardens
    320 Saint Mary's Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    Hillsborough
    919-732-7787, Begun in the 19th century by Governor and Mrs. William Alexander Graham, this exquisite nationally known garden features specimen trees, a rock garden, woods garden, and... more info  map

  • North Carolina Botanical Garden
    CB 3375, Totten Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27515
    University of North Carolina
    919-962-0522, The largest natural botanical garden in the Southeast, this garden lies on 600 acres of preserved land that includes a wide variety of flowers and plants, herb gardens,... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
    250 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    919-962-1236, The first facility of its kind in the South, this planetarium and science center features public shows in a 68-foot domed theater, as well as educational exhibits and a... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Fearrington Village Garden Tours
    2000 Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC 27312
    919-542-1239, Fearrington Village Guided Garden Tours are offered on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required and groups are welcome. more info  map

  

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