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Chatham County Historical Society historic homes tour to showcase Pittsboro

Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Historical Association (CCHA) invites the public to take a trip down memory lane during its bus/walking tour on Saturday, September 13, 2014, showcasing a number of Pittsboro's appealing and alluring historic homes and buildings.

Homeowners of selected houses will open their homes to tour guests between the hours of 10 am to noon (Tour #1) or 1 pm to 3 pm (Tour #2). Tour ticket holders will embark on Chatham Transit buses (each holding 16 guests) from the Chatham Historical Museum located in the historic Chatham County Court House in the heart of Pittsboro. Proceeds from ticket sales will enable CCHA to enhance the Chatham History Museum programs and displays.

Space on the tour is limited. A total of sixty-four tickets for the tour are priced at $50 per person, and will go on sale on a “first-come, first-served” basis starting today.

“When they’re gone… they’re gone,” said Cindy Perry, of the CCHA Tour Committee, “so folks shouldn't dally, dawdle, or otherwise delay their purchase.”

Tickets are available by mailing a cheque to the CCHA, Post Office Box 93, Pittsboro NC 27312. Indicate if you wish to attend the morning or afternoon tour. Ticket price includes bus fare, docent guides, costumed reenactors tour brochure, light refreshments.

The tour of historically significant houses and buildings in Pittsboro is a rare opportunity to observe the southern architecture up close and personal, and hear unique stories about each stop from docents and homeowners. A list of houses and buildings on the two hour tour can be found on the CCHA website ( The buildings and homes open to tour guests are underlined.

The Chatham County Historical Association preserves and celebrates the unique history of the county; on this tour it spotlights Pittsboro , the oldest city in Chatham, named for William Pitt, the Younger in 1787.
Highlights of A Peek at Pittsboro’s Past House Tour:

  • Governor Manly Law Office
  • Masonic Lodge
  • The Freeman House (Nancy Simon) Salisbury Street
  • The Yellow House under renovation (Ray and Janet Carney) South Small Street
  • The Hall London House (Bradshaw and Robinson Attorneys) Hillsboro Street
  • The Manse (Cindy and Dan Perry) Hillsboro Street
  • The Wade Barber House (Fred Royal) Hillsboro Street
  • The Pilkington House (Jamie and Michael Fiocco) Hillsboro Street
  • The Dr. McBane House (Michelle and Jon-Paul Guarino) Hillsboro Street
  • Historic Chatham County Courthouse

About the Chatham County Historical Association: The Chatham County Historical Association, Inc. (CCHA) is a nonprofit [501(c)(3)] organization recording, preserving, and communicating the history and heritage of Chatham County, North Carolina. The CCHA enables research projects into this heritage, and operates a museum of Chatham County history, located in the courthouse in Pittsboro, NC. We invite anyone concerned with the preservation of local history or genealogy to join the CCHA. The membership of the CCHA includes members located in Chatham County, across North Carolina, and in twenty-one other states. For information on membership or other CCHA activities, please visit our website at, email us at, or write to us at Chatham County Historical Association, Inc., Post Office Box 93, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

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