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Welcome to Historic Moorefields

We are excited to welcome you back for our first event of 2021!

Please join us once again for a spring wildflower hike on Saturday,  April 3 at Moorefields at 10:00 AM.

This socially-distanced hike will explore the ridges and bottomlands near Seven Mile Creek, one of Orange County’s most significant and undisturbed natural areas. We will be led by Milo Pyne, N.C. State-trained botanist, retired senior regional ecologist for NatureServe, former president of the Eno River Association, and an expert on Piedmont wildflowers.

Registration is required and limited to 25 people.   


All participants will must wear a mask.

At the hike, a $5 donation is suggested.  All  tax-deductible contributions to Friends of Moorefields help us offer events like this, maintain the house and grounds, explore the  history of Moorefields, and and  share this special resource.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Check back often. We’ll keep you posted as we add new events. We look forward to new opportunities to sharing this special place once again.

Let us email you to keep you up to date about Upcoming Events at MOOREFIELDS!      

Moorefields was built in 1785 as a summer home by Alfred Moore, a Revolutionary military leader, founder of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and prominent jurist who ultimately served as the second and last North Carolinian on the United States Supreme Court. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 by Edward Draper-Savage, an artist and UNC French professor. The 70 acres of woodlands and permanent pasture at Moorefields are currently maintained as a wildlife refuge. Owned by the Moorefields Foundation, a tax-exempt nonprofit, the property is administered by the Friends of Moorefields and is open for scheduled use by groups and individuals. Please explore our Web site to learn more. Get involved by contributing to and becoming a member of the Friends of Moorefields, click Donate Button“.

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