Tour Historic, Haunted Hillsborough, NC


Over 260 years, a town can acquire quite a few ghosts....

 Join our 1.5-mile stroll around downtown Hillsborough, the Triangle's oldest town. You will see and learn about several haunted homes, like Seven Hearths, with two distinct "haints," and Old Poplar, so rife with spirits that the last residents salted all the entryways when they left! 

Your (deceased) guide, Enoch Pugh, will share tales of mystery and imagination about local spirits and legends, including mysteries surrounding his own history.

Great fun if you like real history, spooky tales, and looking for ghosts!
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Documented Tales & Hauntings
Extensively Researched
Historically Accurate
Seriously Spooky
Open Year-Round!

THE TOUR

HAUNTED and HISTORIC HILLSBOROUGH


In 1771, Enoch Pugh swung from the gallows in Hillsborough, 
and he has been hanging around (well, buried close by) ever since. 

Join Enoch for a 2 hour, 1.5-mile walk around downtown Hillsborough. At a dozen stops along the way ~ including haunted houses and the execution site ~ Enoch will describe real history, 
native and post-colonial legends, and numerous "haints" reported in homes or in the area. 

You will hear about...
Old Poplar, a house with only a dozen or so varied spirits.
The possible identities of both spirits in Seven Hearths.
Ghosts—and accidents—at the old Eno Mill.
A perfumed lady ghost that seems to like young men.
And the local Declaration signer who is buried here, and elsewhere.

Enoch also tells about his pre-Revolution exploits, gruesome death,  and mysteries 
about him that have recently been solved,  
and others that have not....

Join us for tales of history, mystery, murder, and imagination!
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Ticket Prices
Adults = $12.50
Students, Seniors, Military = $10
(plus taxes and fees)
10% discount for parties of 4 or more!

TOUR GUIDE

ENOCH PUGH (b.1735-d.1771)


Enoch Pugh was a father, some-time Quaker, concerned citizen, and fighter who was executed by Governor Tryon in Hillsborough in June, 1771. During the Battle of Alamance, he demonstrated courage and expert sharpshooting ability, and then gave a passionate speech to the crowd from the gallows before his untimely death. 
Enoch has been hanging around ever since 
(in an unmarked grave). 

Until recently, though, he has gotten no credit for his deeds. Hear from Enoch himself about the mystery attached to his name, and listen to his extensive knowledge about Hillsborough "haints" and legends.
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Adults = $12.50
Students, Seniors, Military = $10
(plus taxes & fees)
10% discount for parties of 4 or more!
  • Advance purchase required
  • Minimum tour size = 4 guests / Max size = 20 guests (Don't worry! The app handles this.)
  • Bookings close 3 hours prior to the event date/time
  • Bookings are non-refundable, but transferable
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MEETING SPOT

Riverwalk entrance, end of Nash and Kollock Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
Conveniently next to the free parking deck, adjacent to Weaver Street Market.
Follow signs to "Historic Downtown", then to "Free Parking Deck."

Just 12 miles from Chapel Hill or Durham!
Only 30 minutes from Raleigh or Burlington!

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