Ayr Mount Historic Site and Poet's Walk

376 St. Mary's Rd.
Hillsborough, NC 27278- Map It
(919) 732-6886

AAA Editor Notes

Ayr Mount Historic Site and Poet's Walk is at 376 St. Mary's Rd. Scottish merchant William Kirkland built the brick 1815 plantation house, which contains a Federal-period collection of furniture, porcelain and crystal. Of interest is a set of North Carolina etchings by Louis Orr. The “Poet's Walk” is a 1-mile trail that winds through landscaped grounds, woodlands and pastures. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
House tours $12. Poet's Walk free.
Hours: Guided house tours given Wed. at 11, Thurs.-Sat. at 11 and 2, Sun. at 2, Mon.-Tues. by appointment, Mar. 15-Dec. 15; tours given by appointment rest of year. Poet's Walk daily 9-8, June-July; 9-7, Apr.-May and Aug.-Sept., 9-6, in Mar. and Oct., 9-5, rest of year. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.