Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Burwell School is a historic house museum located in Hillsborough, NC that preserves and interprets the history of its antebellum and Civil War era residents. The Burwell School Historic Site offers free docent-led and self-guided tours, a variety of cultural events, and engaging and innovative heritage education programs for children and young adults.
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  • The object of my stop at the Burwell School was to see the place that Elizabeth Keckley had worked as a slave for a few years before buying her freedom. Keckley went on to become Mary Todd Lincoln's.....  more »
  • Burwell School operated as a school for young ladies from 1837-1857. During its years of operation, over 140 women were schooled in composition, history, geography, mathematics, and philosophy, as...  more »
  • This is such a wonderful place to visit. It's so interesting, and the ladies working there are so cordial and very informative. We loved it!
  • Very interesting and great self guided tour.
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