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Hillsborough, NC  Tourism Offerings as of 2008
<ul><li>Over 10,000 annual visitors to Visitors’ Center </li></ul><ul><li>Known as a nationally  recognized center for her...
Variety of Lodging Options <ul><li>Microtel, Holiday Inn Express </li></ul><ul><li>Inn at Teardrops </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Diverse dining options <ul><li>Breakfast lunch and dinner available 7 days a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Many different price ...
Historic Sites <ul><li>Orange County Historical Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Burwell School Historic Site </li></ul><ul><li>Ay...
Orange County Historical Museum <ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing new exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Open...
Burwell School Historic Site <ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Home to Elizabeth Hobb...
Ayr Mount <ul><li>Open for Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Poet’s Walk open  free of charge during daylight hours </li></ul>
Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail
Alexander Dickson House <ul><li>Visitors’ Center </li></ul><ul><li>Open 7 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Educational progra...
Natural Sites & Recreational Offerings <ul><li>Poet’s Walk </li></ul><ul><li>H.O.S.T </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle Sportsplex...
Poet’s Walk
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Eno River
Triangle Sportsplex
Regional Connections
Visitor Services <ul><li>Guided walking tour </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Bus Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Self-guided walking and b...
Annual events <ul><li>Hog Day </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary War reenactment </li></ul><ul><li>Candlelight Tour </li></ul...
Revolutionary War Living History Day Candlelight Tour
Rural Heritage Bike Fest
Spring Garden Tour Cool Jazz Festival
Regular cultural offerings <ul><li>Parlor Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Last Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Hillsborough Literary ...
Day Trips <ul><li>Ideal for visitors from Triangle and Triad.  I-40 & I-85 advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight visitors ...
Sunday Offerings <ul><li>Alexander Dickson House </li></ul><ul><li>Burwell School Historic Site </li></ul><ul><li>Orange C...
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Hillsborough, NC

  1. 1. Hillsborough, NC Tourism Offerings as of 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>Over 10,000 annual visitors to Visitors’ Center </li></ul><ul><li>Known as a nationally recognized center for heritage tourism: Dozen Distinctive Destination for 2007 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Variety of Lodging Options <ul><li>Microtel, Holiday Inn Express </li></ul><ul><li>Inn at Teardrops </li></ul><ul><li>The Webb House Inn </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diverse dining options <ul><li>Breakfast lunch and dinner available 7 days a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Many different price points </li></ul>
  5. 5. Historic Sites <ul><li>Orange County Historical Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Burwell School Historic Site </li></ul><ul><li>Ayr Mount </li></ul><ul><li>Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Dickson House </li></ul>
  6. 6. Orange County Historical Museum <ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing new exhibits </li></ul><ul><li>Open during Last Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: March-December : 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Tues. – Sat. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. – Sun. </li></ul><ul><li>January - February: 1 p.m. -4 p.m. Tues. – Sun. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Burwell School Historic Site <ul><li>Educational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Home to Elizabeth Hobbes Keckly and the Burwell Family </li></ul><ul><li>Living History Day </li></ul><ul><li>Available for rentals </li></ul><ul><li>Open during Last Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ayr Mount <ul><li>Open for Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Poet’s Walk open free of charge during daylight hours </li></ul>
  9. 9. Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail
  10. 10. Alexander Dickson House <ul><li>Visitors’ Center </li></ul><ul><li>Open 7 days a week </li></ul><ul><li>Educational programs </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Tours </li></ul><ul><li>Public restrooms </li></ul>
  11. 11. Natural Sites & Recreational Offerings <ul><li>Poet’s Walk </li></ul><ul><li>H.O.S.T </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle Sportsplex </li></ul><ul><li>Hillsborough City Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Occoneechee Mountain </li></ul><ul><li>Eno River </li></ul><ul><li>West Point on the Eno </li></ul>
  12. 12. Poet’s Walk
  13. 13. Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
  14. 14. Eno River
  15. 15. Triangle Sportsplex
  16. 16. Regional Connections
  17. 17. Visitor Services <ul><li>Guided walking tour </li></ul><ul><li>Guided Bus Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Self-guided walking and bike tours </li></ul><ul><li>24-7 restroom facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to Hillsborough DVD </li></ul><ul><li>Information center open 7 days a week </li></ul>
  18. 18. Annual events <ul><li>Hog Day </li></ul><ul><li>Revolutionary War reenactment </li></ul><ul><li>Candlelight Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Parade </li></ul><ul><li>Celebration of the Automobile </li></ul><ul><li>Garden Tour (every other year) </li></ul><ul><li>Walkable Hillsborough Day </li></ul><ul><li>Artists’ Open Studio Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Jazz Festival </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Heritage Bike Fest </li></ul>
  19. 19. Revolutionary War Living History Day Candlelight Tour
  20. 20. Rural Heritage Bike Fest
  21. 21. Spring Garden Tour Cool Jazz Festival
  22. 22. Regular cultural offerings <ul><li>Parlor Concerts </li></ul><ul><li>Last Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>Hillsborough Literary Association Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Regulators Traditional Music Series </li></ul><ul><li>Filmmakers Film Series </li></ul><ul><li>History lecture series </li></ul><ul><li>Music at the Blue Bayou </li></ul><ul><li>Performances by the Orange County Players </li></ul><ul><li>Second Saturday Guided Walking Tours </li></ul>
  23. 23. Day Trips <ul><li>Ideal for visitors from Triangle and Triad. I-40 & I-85 advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Overnight visitors from Chapel Hill can spend an extra day to get that “small town experience.” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Sunday Offerings <ul><li>Alexander Dickson House </li></ul><ul><li>Burwell School Historic Site </li></ul><ul><li>Orange County Historical Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail </li></ul><ul><li>Vietri Outlet </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle Sportsplex </li></ul><ul><li>Occoneechee Mt. State Natural Area </li></ul><ul><li>Cup a Joe </li></ul><ul><li>Bandido’s Mexican Café </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Rim Restaurant </li></ul><ul><li>Hillsborough Yarn Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Maple View Farm & Dairy </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Maria’s Pizzeria </li></ul><ul><li>Casa Ibarra </li></ul><ul><li>Mayflowers Seafood </li></ul><ul><li>Occoneechee Steakhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Cedar Grove Golf Course </li></ul><ul><li>Occoneechee Golf Club </li></ul><ul><li>Eno River State Park </li></ul><ul><li>Triangle Sportsplex </li></ul>

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