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Near & Around

recreational, cultural, educational & outdoor activties

Many guests stay at The Fearrington House Inn with the intention of exploring off site, but they somehow find haven in our Village Center. There’s plenty to explore within Fearrington and throughout the Triangle! We’re less than three hours to both North Carolina’s world famous mountains and coast, midpoint on the Southern Route du Bonheur, and within 30 minutes of Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

15 Minute Drive

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Coker Arboretum
Jordan Lake
Carolina Tiger Rescue
Ackland Art Museum
Morehead Planetarium
Carolina Performing Arts
Mark Hewitt Pottery
Small Museum of Folk Art
Carolina Basketball Museum

30 Minute Drive

Duke University
Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke Lemur Center
Nasher Museum of Art
Durham Performing Arts Center
Old Chatham Golf Club
Streets at Southpoint Mall
Bennett Place Civil War Site
North Carolina Museum of Art
Research Triangle Park
New Hope Valley Railroad
North Carolina State Capitol
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

1 Hour Drive

Seagrove Pottery
North Carolina Zoo
High Point Furniture Market
Pinehurst No. 2
Eno River State Park

2 Hour Drive

Wilson Whirligig Park

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Seagrove Pottery

From the Fearrington Blog

The Whiriligigs

In 2001, R.B. Fitch decided to visit local folk artist Volis Simpson at his home. Volis did not view himself as an artist, but the whimsical whirligigs he was creating out of whatever materials came his way were truly imaginative masterpieces.