In addition to welcoming the public five days a week, the Burwell School Historic Site offers special events -- literary readings, music, history programs, and more.   Check our calendar, Facebook page (Burwell School Historic Site) and the Town's tourism website ( for upcoming events. 


Open to the public  11 - 4 Wednesday - Saturday, and 1 - 4 Sunday.    Tours at 1 PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and on-demand Saturday and Sunday.    Come visit!


Thursday, November 23 - Sunday, November 26 The Burwell School will be closed for a private event and  the Thanksgiving holiday.  Reopening November 29.

December  8
6:00 - 8:30 PM                 

Artrageous Holiday Event-- Art, food, beverages and live music!  99 pieces of original art, each item $99!  

Fundraiser for the 2018 Elizabeth Keckly Bicentennial programs.

Tickets are $35 and include food, live music, beverages and a great exhibition of original art., each piece only $99!

Sunday, December 17
3:00 4:30

Holiday Tea with Harpist Patrice Walker

Monday, December 18 - Wednesday, January 31

Burwell School closed for winter break.  

Sunday, January 21
3:00 - 4:30
Reception for Friends of the Burwell School and Burwell Volunteers

Thursday, February 1
11:00 AM  - 4:00 PM

Site reopens to the public for 2018  


Thursday, February 1
7:00 PM

Historic Hillsborough Commission meeting

Sunday,  February 11
2:00 PM

Opening program of Keckly Bicentennial Year
The African American community of Hillsborough in the early 1800'sDr. Reginald Hildebrand and Ms. Beverly Payne
Dickerson Chapel AME Church, 100 E. Queen Street, Hillsborough 
Free Admission












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