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Welcome to Historic Moorefields

Fall is here and we look forward to seeing you at the Bluegrass Festival on October 15th.  In the meantime, painting continues on the exterior of the house, and we are working on replacing the front porch on the house with one that is in better condition and more historically accurate.  Thank you to the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation and all our supporters for funding these                    important projects.

The Bluegrass Festival Is On!
1 to 6 PM

Join us for an entertaining afternoon of fun and music on our 70 acres of lawn and shady grounds. Bring a chair or blanket; listen to music; explore our gardens and woods down to the creek.

We’ll have WINE, BEER, water and drinks, and FOOD TRUCKS., and ​these great BLUEGRASS BANDS

The Carolina Cutups (1:00 pm)

GrassStreet (2:00 pm)

Pickard Mountain (3:00 pm)

Vintage Blue (4:00 pm)

Bluegrass Experience (5:00 pm)

Click HERE to purchase tickets online
or get them at the gate 

Adults $15, Teens 13-17 $10, Kids 12 and under FREE!

All tickets previously purchased will be honored

Mandatory sales tax will be collected.  Fees will be apply to online ticket sales. 

 A Special ​​​​​​​Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau   
CRA Associates, Inc. • Sports Endeavors • Jaime and Jim Parker • EastWest Partners • PHE, Inc.      
Lea Enterprises • Bailey’s Bees • Vaguely Reminiscent • Duke Energy • Tom Struckmeyer, Edward Jones • Orange County Sportsplex • Wegmans​​​​​​​ • Jersey Mike’s Sub

Last Sundays

Thanks to all who visited Moorefields on one of our Last Sundays Open House afternoons this summer.  It was a pleasure to share the house and gardens with you and tell you more about current projects and plans for the future.  We look forward to seeing you again.  Stay tuned for future events.   
​​​​​​​We depend upon our partnership with community members like you, who remained so generous even as we hit pause on most activities. Please support our efforts by sending a tax-deductible contribution to the Friends of Moorefields at 2201 Moorefields Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278, or make a secure donation by clicking here.
Friends of Moorefields
Mike Hammersley, President
Barry Jacobs, Executive Director
​​​​​​​Todd Dickinson, Eric Hallman, Pam Hemminger,
Robin Jacobs, Sarah Parris, Deborah Piscitelli, ​
​Elizabeth Matheson, Pat Revels, Rich Shaw, Cathleen Turner

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 Friends of Moorefields, a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, the property 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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