Burwell School Historic Site, at 319 N. Churton Street, in Hillsborough’s historic district, is free to visit during its year-round opening hours:
- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Individual tours of the Burwell School Historic Site are offered free of charge during operating hours. A self-guided option is available at all times or you can enjoy a docent led tour on the weekends. No appointment is required for individuals or groups under five people.
The Burwell Academy for Young Ladies was one of the state’s earliest schools for girls. The site today includes the Burwell residence (ca. 1821, 1848), the original brick classroom building of Robert and Margaret Anna Burwell’s school (ca.1837- 1857), and a rare brick “necessary house” (ca. 1837).
Life in the 19th Century
Friday, June 24th, 2022
6 to 8 p.m.
Eagle Lodge #19
142 W King Street, Hillsborough
Please note that this event is at Eagle Lodge #19.
The Burwell School Historic Site invites you to explore “Life in the 19th-Century,” a historical pop up exhibit. Take a step back in time and learn about the daily life in the 1800’s. Held at the Historic Eagle Lodge #19, Burwell is proud to partner with the Chapel Hill Historical Society, Morehead Planetarium, Alliance for Historic Hillsborough, Eagle Lodge #19, Hillsborough Rotary Club, and UNC Wilson Library to bring you a family-friendly experience of artifacts and activities.
The Journey from Somerset to Hillsborough
Sunday, July 17th, 2022
2 to 4 p.m.
St. Matthews Church
203 St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough, NC
Please note that this event is at St. Matthews Church.
Explore the lives of the family who made the Burwell house and Hillsborough their home during the Civil War with speakers from Somerset Place State Historic Site. This program will be held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church from 2pm until 4pm. Reception included.
Tomato Picnic & Tasting
Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burwell School Historic Site
319 N Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC
Admission is free. Picnic lunches are for sale (order in advance)
Celebrate the tomato bounty! There will be games and activities for the whole family. Get your photo taken inside a giant tomato head. DJ Richard Scoville will be spinning vintage summer tunes.
A highlight will be the tomato pie contest. The Saratoga Grill will be selling Bloody Marys and Virgin Marys.
Purchase a picnic lunch in advance if you’d like one.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Friday, July 1, 2022