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Burwell School Historic Site

319 North Churton Street | Hillsborough, NC 27278
(919) 732-7451

The Burwell School Historic Site is a two-acre property, which contains the Burwell residence (ca. 1821, 1848), the original brick classroom building of Robert and Margaret Anna Burwell’s Academy for Young Ladies (ca.1837), and a rare brick Necessary House (ca. 1837).  It thrives as a place of learning, offering guided tours and children’s educational programs. It also serves as a community gathering place, hosting lectures, exhibits, concerts, special events, and readings for the Hillsborough Literary Association. The Burwell School Historic Site is open to the public and offers free docent-led tours (suggested donation $5) Wednesday - Friday at 1:00 PM and 'on demand' Saturday and Sunday. NOTICE: The Burwell School closes for winter break annually from mid December through the end of January. Check website for exact dates.  

  • Wednesday: 11 am-4 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am-4 pm
  • Friday: 11 am-4 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am-4 pm
  • Sunday: 1-4 pm
  • Parking Available:
  • Restrooms Onsite:
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