Hillsborough, North Carolina

Hillsborough is such a wonderful location filled with historical pieces, delicious restaurants, eventful community, and so many more things to do and explore. Find out more below about the history, things to do, and about the housing market in Hillsborough.

The town of Hillsborough was established in 1754, and centered for many historical events throughout history. Many structures throughout town show the bits and pieces of these events. Hillsborough is home to many famous artists, chefs, muscians, and writers that continue to make history and build such a cultural community. Significant locations throughout Hillsborough include natural landmarks like Occoneechee Mountain, the Riverwalk, to historical landmarks like the Burwell School, and Ayr Mount. Enjoy the different events of music, arts, and community gatherings throughout the year from Hog Day, Last Friday's, Reenactments, Guided Tours, and so much more for the community to enjoy. See below for more information on events, restaurants, places to stay, historical sites, and things to do in Hillsborough!

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So many things to do in Hillsborough from checking out events, restaurants, and many shops. There is something for everyone whether it's checking out the nightlife and music venues to the parks and trails, museums, and galleries. Never a dull moment, there is something always in store!



There is always something going on in Hillsborough. Many annual events include Last Fridays Artwalk and Concert, Hog Day, Moorefields Bluegrass Festival, Ladies Night Out, Christmas Parade, and many more favorites.

Events in Hillsborough


Different options of food in Hillsborough, NC to enjoy. You won't leave hungry visiting places like The Wooden Nickel, Antonia's, The Nomad, Hillsborough BBQ, and more restaurants to check out!

Food in Hillsborough


Many unique stores to discover gift shops, boutiques, decor, jewelry, antiques, there is a store for everyone. Spots like ReInvintaged, Carlisle & Linny, Paws on the Corner, Uniquitiques, the list continues.

Shopping in Hillsborough

Places to Stay

Coming into Hillsborough and need a place to stay or want a night away? You will have to visit The Colonial Inn, a historic boutique hotel or Inn at Teardrops, a historic Bed & Breakfast. Your stay awaits.

Stay in Hillsborough

Art & Museums

Various galleries, studios, and museums for you to enjoy. An artist's oasis, check out the Hillsborough Arts Council, Orange County Historical Museum, and ALL the galleries. Hillsborough, a community for the arts.

Art in Hillsborough

Historical Sites

Sites, landmarks, and historical buildings to explore to see the history of Hillsborough. A small town with big history with sites like Ayr Mount, The Burwell School, Occoneechee Speedway, and more significant places.

Sites in Hillsborough
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