Wide open spaces near historic Hillsborough, NC. Come on by and visit us, 30 amp, water and dumping available. Bathroom and kitchen available if desired.
This location is available most any time
Museums & Historic Sites
Alexander Dickson House, 150 E. King St., 732-7741
The late 18th-century Quaker-plan house now serves as the Orange County Visitors Center. The site includes an office used by Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in April 1865 and an 18th- and 19th-century medicinal and herbal garden.
Ayr Mount Historic Site, 376 St. Mary’s Road, 732-6886
Guided tours are offered of the 1815 Federal-era plantation house, which has been restored and furnished with period antiques and fine art. The estate includes a one-mile-long Poet’s Walk.
The Burwell School, 319 N. Churton St., 732-7451
Guided tours are offered of the historic school for girls that operated from 1837-1857. The site now serves as a museum and offers heritage education programs. The site includes a frame house built around 1821, 1848 additions, a brick music building, brick necessary house and formal gardens.
Historic Church Buildings
• Dickerson Chapel AME Church, 100 E. Queen St., 732-3050
• First Baptist Church, 201 W. King St., 732-8174
• Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, 102 W. Tryon St., 732-3131
• Hillsborough United Methodist Church, 130 W. Tryon St., 732-3460
• St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 210 St. Mary’s Road, 732-9308
Occaneechi Indian Village, East Margaret Lane, behind the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, 304-3723
Reconstructed 17th-century Occaneechi village on the banks of the Eno River, near where the tribe had a village 300 years ago.
Old Orange County Courthouse, North Churton and East King streets, 732-7741
The 1844 Greek-revival building was designed and built by local builder John Berry. The courthouse is still in use for county judicial business.
Orange County Historical Museum, 201 N. Churton St., 732-2201
The museum features the only complete set of colonial weights and measures in the United States, portraits of notable Hillsborough figures and memorabilia from the colonial, antebellum, Civil War and industrialization eras. A second-floor gallery showcases a different local artist each month.
Ruffin-Roulhac House, 101 E. Orange St., 732-1270
The early 19th-century house, which belonged to Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin, now serves as Hillsborough’s town hall. It has notable interior woodworking and is surrounded by several outbuildings.
• Lockhart-Phillips Family Cemetery, East Tryon Street
• Old Slave Cemetery, West Margaret Lane and Occoneechi Street
• Old Town Cemetery, North Churton and West Tryon streets
• St. Matthew’s Churchyard, St. Mary’s Road and Cameron Street
This was a perfect stop for us - a peaceful and quiet homestead and easy to access. Dick & Carmen are friendly and accommodating in every way. We genuinely enjoyed meeting them and hope to stay in touch. And it's true - the day starts with a big orange ball in the sky - gorgeous!
They are the kindness couple! Their place is quiet, the sunrises were breathtaking. My dogs got to visit the horses and had plenty of space to run and play. I was graciously allowed to shower. Wonderful visit, enjoyed talking about travels. It meant a lot to me as they showed an interest in my little trailer. Thanks again.
Richardisr are some of the most outstanding people we have met. Their hospitality, location, convieniences are truly excellent. Cocktail hour and the conversation and we all shared experiences that made us very comfortable and excited over many topics. Truly an evening to remember.
Waking to a beautiful sunrise in a quiet location was so relaxing.
Carmen is the perfect host she fulfilled all our needs. Thank you for your great hospitality and your kindness.
stayed a couple of nights, quiet sleeping smooth road in. drive a little tight. great people.
Had to make a stay in NC to assist with my mother living in Burlington. Richardisr are great people, fantastic hosts and in our case, really put up with alot. I could not give a better recommendation than if I were back in this area, they would be my first choice.
Thank you both for your time and hospitality.
Andy & Lov'a
The hosts were extremely nice and made us feel very comfortable. The place where you park is very scenic and quiet. Thank you for having us!!!!!!
The property was beautiful and we couldn't have been more pleased with our stay. They were amazing hosts and it felt like we were staying with family.
Three night stay went by too fast. Beautiful country setting and wonderful couple. Thanks richardisr!
After staying with Dick and Carmen for 5 nights I would not call them hosts. I would call them family! They treated our 6 kids like their own grandchildren. When we blew a tire about 45 minutes from their home they came out to pick me and the kids up while my husband waited for road side assistance. I could spend all day telling you the many ways they went above and beyond their role as hosts. Their land is beautiful too! I would highly recommend them as hosts :)
Dick and Carmen are not only gracious and caring hosts, but they are people who make visitors feel like they are a part of their family. The camp site is located on their beautiful ranch, next to where they board horses. This is a perfectly serene and restful place, and we strongly recommend it to RVers who need a day or two to "recharge their batteries".