Historic Chapel Hill
Walking Tours

Both Preservation Chapel Hill and the Chapel Hill Historical Society recommend the following: 

 

Sally at Free Walking Tours of Chapel Hill offers a 90 minute, 1.25 mile tour for all ages and mobility. Tours depart most days at 1:30pm from the Morehead Planetarium at 220 E. Franklin Street. They tend to be more available upon short notice. Visit www.freewalkingtoursofchapelhill.com and click on the “Schedule” button on the top right of the screen; or, email Sally at sss@freewalkingtoursofchapelhill.com

 

Free tours are also available through Heart of the Hill Tours. These tend to be of a wider variety of subjects and locations, have a published schedule with group limitations, and they generally require reservations in advance and fill-up quickly. Lifelong Chapel Hill resident Missy Julian-Fox has brought together an interesting group of guides who are experts in a variety of town interests. To register, visit www.heartofthehilltours.com and click on the “Registration for Tours” tab on the upper right of the screen; or, email Missy Julian-Fox at heartofthehilltours@gmail.com

 

The UNC-CH Visitors Center also offers tours of the historic areas of campus. You may reach them in person at their new office on Franklin Street, by phone at 919-962-1630, visit them online at www.unc.edu/visitors, or send an email to uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu.

 

Occasionally Preservation Chapel Hill will offer a tour of one of the historic neighborhoods, usually in collaboration with Heart of the Hill Tours. Inquire at info@preservationchapelhill.org.