about: How to Visit

Built in 1966, the former public library
now houses the Chapel Hill Museum


The museum is open:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 1pm to 4pm


The Chapel Hill Museum is located conveniently in downtown Chapel Hill, North Carolina, at the intersection of East Franklin and North Boundary Streets

Take route 40 to the 15/501 exit (270). Follow 15-501 toward Chapel Hill. Go 1.6 miles where you bear right onto Franklin Street leading to downtown Chapel Hill. Just before this turn you will see a brown DOT sign that reads "Planetarium / Museum".

Travel 2.2 miles to the corner of East Franklin and North Boundary Streets. The intersection will have the first traffic light at the top of the hill.

Turn right onto Boundary Street, then in mid-block turn left into the museum parking lot, which is directly behind the museum building.

Park and enter to enjoy the museum.

Public Transportation

There is a bus stop directly in front of the museum, and fares in Chapel Hill are currently free. There are several bus routes that stop in front of the museum. For details, please see the src = "" />Chapel Hill Transit web site.

MapQuest Links

MapQuest view of museum's location in downtown Chapel Hill

Zoomed-out version of map showing UNC Hospital and a bit of I-40

Coarsest map showing major interstates and Raleigh, Durham, and Burlington

Map showing museum's location in the North Carolina Triangle area:

This map is not to scale. If the directions confuse you, you are encouraged to check your own map before embarking on your visit.  
(919) 967-1400 / fax (919) 967-6230
523 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514