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Burwell School Historic Site

319 North Churton Street | Hillsborough, NC 27278

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 self-guided tours Wednesday - Sunday, guided tours, Sat & Sun 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. NOTICE: The Burwell School closes for winter break annually from mid December through the end of January. Check website for exact dates. Summer hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am-4pm and Sunday 1-4pm.  

Business Continuity-General
  • Temporarily Closed:
  • Virtual Events:
  • Parking Information: Limited parking on-site
  • Restrooms On-site:
  • Admission Information: Free, but donations are welcome $5 - $10. There may be a charge for special events
  • Hours - Thursday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Hours - Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Hours - Saturday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Hours - Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Hours - Monday: Closed
  • Hours - Tuesday: Closed
  • Hours - Wednesday: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
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