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Welcome to Historic Moorefields

We are excited to re-open Moorefields and invite you back share some of our favorite events!


1:00 – 5:00 pm on the Last Sunday afternoon of each month

Stroll around the grounds and take a free tour of the historic house  on the Last Sunday of each month beginning Sunday June 27  through the last Sunday in  September.  Friends of Moorefields Board Members will be on hand to talk about the history of this special place the update you on new projects like our archaeological investigation of the grounds for evidence of historic habitation by enslaved persons and others.


The 7th (almost-annual) Bluegrass Festival at Historic Moorefields is back!

Join us on the lawn Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 2:00 to 7:00 pm to listen to these great Triangle bands:

The Carolina Cutups


Vintage Blue

Bluegrass Experience

Counterclockwise String Band

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

Lawn Seating, Food Trucks, Free Parking, Beer And Wine For Sale On Site

Click here to purchase tickets or buy your tickets at the gate*

Proceeds help maintain the 1785 house and grounds, explore the history of Moorefields and the people who lived here, and share this special resource.

*Mandatory sales tax will be collected.  Fees will be apply for online ticket sales. 

Rain date Sunday September 19, 2021, 2:00 to 7:00 pm

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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