Chapel Hill North Carolina Tourism -UNC, Botanical Gardens, Historical Sites, Museums, Planetarium, Art Galleries, Parks

Chapel Hill  is located in the Piedmont Triangle area. The main roads in and around Chapel Hill are NC 54, US 15/US 501, I-40. The Raleigh Durham Airport is 30 minutes away. The visitor bureau is located at  501 West Franklin St.

Nearby cities: Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Carrboro, Research Triangle, Durham, Hillsborough

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is located at Franklin St. There is a Civil War monument that honors the Confederate soldiers who were killed in the Civil war and who were alumni of Chapel Hill.

Old East - UNC is located at Cameron Ave. It is the First building on campus built in 1795. It is a national historic landmark and oldest State university building in America

Old Well - UNC is located at Cameron Ave. It is the symbol of UNC Chapel Hill and used to supply water to the school in early years.

Coker Arboretum - UNC is located at Hillsborough Rd. The arboretum was built in 1913. There are gardens here.

NC Botanical Gardens - UNC is located at Old Mason Farm Rd off NC 54 on the Main Campus. There are natural habitat gardens made up of plants and herbs native to North Carolina and the Southeast

Ackland Art Museum is located at Columbia St on the University Campus. The art museum features the artwork by: Degas, Rubens, Picasso, NC folk-art and more

Morehead Planetarium is located at 20 East Franklin St. The Planetarium is a State landmark with exhibits of art, live sky shows and the NC Collection Gallery

Blue Heaven Basketball Museum is located in downtown Chapel Hill. The museum exhibits on the history of Carolina Basketball with artifacts from teams and players photos

Louis Round Wilson Library is located on UNC campus. The library features exhibits of books, pamphlets, photos and has Native American exhibits from region

NC Crafts Gallery is located at West Main and Weaver Streets near Carrboro.  The gallery exhibits by artists from all over NC

Eno River State Park is located in Orange and Durham Counties off I-85. The Eno River has  class II rapids for canoeing and rafting. Canoe launching at Cate's Ford. The Park office at Cate's Ford. There are trails, hiking, fishing, camping, picnic tables and grills. In the park is the SyNott's mill which is an old gristmill. Durham's aNual 4th of July festival is held at the Park. You can fish for crayfish, freshwater mussels, Roanoke bass, blue gill, crappie, bullheads fish. There is wildlife in the park. You can walk across a Swinging bridge too.

Bennett Place is located off I-85 exit 170 south. It is a historic site of largest confederate troop surrender of Civil War. There is a visitor center with  exhibits

Events

Apple Chill and Festifall is an aNual street fair held at Franklin St in April and October

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Pittsboro NC is on the National Register of Historic Places. There are lots of Antique Shops. The Pittsboro Farm Tour is held in April and tours area farms: dairy, horse, vegetable

Fearrington Village is located between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro off US 15 / US 501.  It is an old farm converted into a 5 star restaurant with specialty shops

The Rocks is located at 535A Old Sanford Rd at Moncure NC. There is gemstone mining, gold paNing, custom jewelry

Cedar Creek Gallery is located at 1150 Fleming Rd in Creedmoor NC. There are Crafts, quilts, furniture more

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