October 11, 2010

Ayr Mount and Poet's Walk

376 St. Mary's Road, Hillsborough, NC - (919-732-6886)
Description: restored plantation home and grounds (partial shade)
Parking: on site
Ages: 0-Adult
Cost: FREE entry / home tours $10 per person
Hours: open 7 days a week / Jan-Dec (9am–5pm), March-Oct (9am–6pm),

May-Aug (9am–7pm), June-July (9am–8pm)
Notes: Ayr Mount, named by it's original owner from Ayr, Scotland, is a restored 1815 plantation home and is part of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust of North Carolina. Take a guided tour of the home or just enjoy the grounds. Stroll the 1 mile Poet's Walk trail. Bring baby slings or tot packs if you have them, as this is an unpaved trail. Beautiful fall colors. Check the website for more history on Ayr Mount and for tour times.

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