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Revolutionary War Living History Day

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 See below to see what Rev War Day activities are going on throughout the town!
Dickson House (Hillsborough Visitor Center)- 150 E King St

Get ready for an exhilarating journey back in time as The Dickson House and Hillsborough Visitor’s Center play host to a dazzling array of activities! Immerse yourself in the past with Historic Interpretations, where period cooking, clothing, and sewing demonstrations will transport you to the Revolutionary era. Brace yourself for the thunderous sound of muskets as Redcoat reenactors bring history to life with fiery demonstration firings, giving you a firsthand look at military practices of the time.

But that’s not all! Renowned author Suzanne Adair will grace the event, offering her captivating Revolutionary War Era fiction books for those hungry for even more stories from the period. Dive into creativity at the Daughters of the American Revolution doll-making tables or embark on an enlightening journey with Revolutionary War Walking Tours. This event promises a diverse and educational experience for attendees of all ages, ensuring that history comes alive in the most vibrant and engaging way possible!

The Burwell School Historic Site – 319 N Churton

Get hands-on at the Burwell School Historic Site with immersive dance performances, an ax-throwing station, quill and ink writing activities, and lively fife and drums demonstrations hosted by Camp Flintlock. Explore the historic house on a guided tour, delving into the lives of those who played pivotal roles in shaping Hillsborough’s history, including Elizabeth Keckly and the Burwell family.

Orange County Historical Museum – 201 N Churton

General Cornwallis is back in Hillsborough, and this time, he’s occupying the Orange County Historical Museum! Stop by the Museum from 11 AM until 2 PM for a meet-and-greet with Cornwallis (as portrayed by first-person interpreter Taylor Osborne). Ask him your pressing questions and chat about the American Revolution while sipping on some authentic British tea.


April 6
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Alliance for Historic Hillsborough
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Hillsborough Visitor Center
150 E King
Hillsborough, NC 27278 United States
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