Ayr Mount Historic Site

Visitor Information

376 St. Mary's Rd
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278

Phone: 919-732-6886
Website: http://classicalamericanhomes.org

National Trust for Historic Preservation Member Discount: 10% off merchandise in Museum or Gift Shop.

Ayr Mount, a Federal-style plantation house built in 1815 just outside historic Hillsborough, N.C. was home to William Kirkland and four generations of the Kirkland family for the next 170 years. In 1985 the house was purchased by Richard H. Jenrette, who meticulously restored and furnished Ayr Mount with period antiques and decorative arts, including many original Kirkland furnishings. Ayr Mount's classical architectural design, with a two-story central block and flanking single story wings on either side, became the prototype for many similar houses in North Carolina in coming years. It is surrounded by 285 acres of protected land.