The Occaneechi Replica Village

The Occaneechi Replica Village

The Alliance is a proud partner with the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation (OBSN) and Orange County, helping to reconstruct and revive the Occaneechi Replica Village. This initiative honors our indigenous community and vividly portrays history through a scaled model of Occaneechi Town.

Interpretive Signs at the Village

Interpretive Signs

In partnership with the Hillsborough Tourism Board, the Alliance has worked alongside OBSN representatives to curate interpretive signage for the Village to help tell the story of the Occaneechi people. Visitors can now read how the Village came to be, learn about UNC’s archeology findings of the original Occaneechi Town, and discover more about heritage of this community. 

Village Work Days

Village Work Days

The Replica Village is reconstructed and maintained by local volunteers. Currently organized by OBSN representative, Beverly Payne, volunteer work days are scheduled throughout the year. Because of their hard work, dedication, and passion for Village, this site encompasses four huts, a fire pit, lean-to, palisade, and a work arbor. 



Plan Your Visit

Visitors can explore the Replica Village seven days a week from sun up until sun down. We remind you that this is a sacred space and that you are expected to move about the area in a respectful manner. Please do not allow children to explore without adult supervision and do not climb or move any of the structures or natural elements. 
Those interested in scheduling a guided tour can contact the Alliance at

Parking can be found at the Eno River Farmers Market – 144 E Margaret Lane. The Replica Village is located off the paved River Walk path, south of the Farmer Market Pavilion.