Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough

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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 p...  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 wel...  more »
  • I had a graduate student, Lena, who gave an interesting tour of The Burwell School in Hillsborough, NC. This was an Antebellum Academy for Young Women. Margaret Anna Burwell, the mother of sixteen chi...  more »
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  • Enjoyed a lovely St. Patrick's Day tea here. Loved hearing the history of the home. Nice presentation on St. Patrick and very pretty Celtic harp music.
  • This historic site is very unique, because it’s history is so well documented. The student’s letters are full of details that make you understand their time there. My wife and I will definitely go back when there is a presentation. The staff was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting.
  • Visited while participating in a Carolina Puvlic Humanities event. Very enjoyable experience and knowledgable staff.
  • My husband and I had our wedding rehearsal dinner here. Couldn't have asked for a more intimate, personal and meaningful place to gather our closest family and friends! So much history and such warm, welcoming people. Will remember this forever!
  • Great staff wonderful preservation and Elizabeth Keckley too. Get a T-Shirt!
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