Comfort Inn University Durham - Chapel Hill
3508 Mt. Moriah Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 490-4949
Fax: (919) 419-0535
An authentic turn-of-the-century country store and doctor's office/pharmacy that features relics from the Patterson's Mill community, as well as extensive pharmaceutical exhibits and tobacco paraphernalia.
Now used for special events and weddings, this historic theater was the chosen site of William C. Coker for an outdoor drama celebrating the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Begun in the 19th century by Governor and Mrs. William Alexander Graham, this exquisite nationally known garden features specimen trees, a rock garden, woods garden, and sunny perennial borders with several 19th century buildings and architectural items remaining on the grounds.
The site of the Reverend and Mrs. Burwell's School for Young Ladies, this historic schoolhouse includes an 1821 two-story frame house, an 1840 brick music building, an 1840 brick necessary house, and beautiful formal gardens. Guided tours are available that focus on the family, their slaves, and the school's students.
This unique Quaker-plan style house features an office used by Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston before his surrender to Union General William T. Sherman at Durham Station in April 1865, as well as an adjacent garden that contains traditional 18th and 19th century plants used for cooking, medicine, and dyeing cloth.
This cemetery has been called the Colored Cemetery, the Black Cemetery, Old Margaret Lane Cemetery, and the Town Public Cemetery throughout the years and was filled up in 1930. The only known records of the people buried here are engraved on the memorial headstones in the cemetery.
The largest natural botanical garden in the Southeast, this garden lies on 600 acres of preserved land that includes a wide variety of flowers and plants, herb gardens, carnivorous plant collections, and nature trails. An art facility is also on site that features revolving paint exhibits and sculptures with a botanical essence.
This large public library offers adult and children's books and materials, as well as Internet resources, children's programming and activities, and a bookmobile that services daycare centers and five public housing communities.
If you are visiting Chapel Hill, then a stroll around the Meadowmont Village area is a must! This quaint neighborhood is not only home to luxurious villas and million dollar homes, but also stands as an address to picturesque promenades, running and biking paths, and the strikingly beautiful Meadowmont Village Circle Fountain. It is here that you will find an interesting mix of popular chains of restaurants and neighborhood cafes as well as local bars; which are best to visit after you have happily exhausted your pennies at the shopping area.
This shopping and dining district runs all the way from East to West Franklin Street, parallel to the University of North Carolina's main campus in Chapel Hill. An eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, most independently owned, draw everyone from young families to retirees. Shop for hip fashions, jewelry and sports gear, then pull up a chair on the quaint patio at Top of the Hill and imbibe in some of its signature Herbed Fried Chicken. Accepted credit cards vary.
The Octagon Room of this charming historic home serves as the major gallery for the Chapel Hill Preservation Society which features monthly changing art exhibits. This is the only historic house in Chapel Hill that is open to the public and many chamber music concerts are held here on a regular basis.
A National Historic Landmark, this Greek Revival structure was originally built as a library and ballroom that was converted in 1925 into a theatre. The Union Army stabled horses here during the Civil War and this historic building was the first state university building dedicated to American folk dramatic art.