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Orange County Historical Museum

201 North Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA

The Orange County Historical Museum interprets the history of Orange County, North Carolina, founded in 1752. On April 18, 1865, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered 90,000 Confederate troops to Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place, a farm at nearby Durham Station, then part of Orange County (now Durham County). Prior to surrender, Gen. Wade Hampton camped at the Alexander Dickson home in Hillsborough.


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One mile north of I-85, exit 164. Three miles north of I-40, exit 261.

Visitor Services

Museum tours, restroom, changing table, gift shop, education programs.

Regular Events

Candlelight tour first weekend of December. Special events Last Friday of each month, April-October.

Available Interpretation

Civil War weapons, muster roll, and other artifacts, Civil War exhibit

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee



Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday: 1:00PM - 4:00PM



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