Initial tours offered this summer

CHAPEL HILL, NC – June 24, 2022 - Visiting town? Are you a newcomer to this area? Are you a longtime resident with a desire to refresh your knowledge of our local history? You are invited to “Walk with a Local” on a walking tour of downtown Chapel Hill to explore the shared history, outstanding Talent and stories that link town and campus together.

These free tours, on select Fridays at 3:30 pm, are guided by a Hometown Local History Ambassador, a joint program of the Chapel Hill Historical Society and Preservation Chapel Hill in collaboration with the Chapel Hill/Orange County Welcome Center. Missy Julian Fox will be leading the tours.

The tour will last 60 - 90 minutes and begin from the Chapel Hill/Orange County Welcome Center at 308 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Please sign up for a Hometown Ambassadors Walking Tour online on the Heart of the Hills Tour website. Tour dates were selected to offer the greatest opportunity for participation and, also for a variety of helpful insights. 

The walking tours will leave at 3:30 pm on the following Fridays:
July 1 (July 4th holiday weekend)
July 15
July 29
August 12 (UNC move-in weekend)
August 26 (home football game)
September 9 (away game)
Sept 23 (home football game)

Free parking is available for visitors to the welcome center and tour participants.


Media Contacts

For tour information, contact Missy Julian Fox at

Laurie Paolicelli
Execuitve Director
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau 
(919) 259-1658 cell

Photos of the Chapel Hill/ Orange County Welcome Center and Hometown Ambassadors Logo