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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 Wed-Fri at 1:00pm and self-guided tours during its normal hours of operation. Standard hours Wed - Sat 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sun 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm; closed tp public Mon-Tues. The Burwell School will be closed December 18, 2016 through February 2, 2017 for Winter Break.  

  • Description: Wed-Fri, tour at 1pm. Sat tours available all day, Sun tours available all afternoon.
  • Wednesday: 1-4 pm
  • Thursday: 1-4 pm
  • Friday: 1-4 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am-4pm
  • Sunday: 1-4 pm
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