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Hugh Torance House
& Store

Travel through time with HEARTS (History, Ecology, Arts, Reunion, and Store) at the Hugh Torance House and Store in Huntersville, NC.

Welcome

The historic Hugh Torance House and Store is North Carolina's oldest surviving store and one of Mecklenburg County’s few surviving 18th-century structures.  Located in Huntersville, North Carolina, the Store is the hub for all program offerings.

Operated by the Hugh Torance House and Store (HTHS), a private 501c3 nonprofit, we are dedicated to sharing the history of the site through the mission and vision of HEARTS, connecting the Store with Cedar Grove, the 1831 Greek Revival home of James Torrance, son of Hugh and Isabella Torance.
 

Through utilizing History, Ecology, Arts, Reunion, Trails, and Store, we strive to create unique place-based experiences intertwining the history of this site from prehistoric times to modern-day, with its people, nature, and the arts; connecting the deep past of our region.

Hugh Torance House & Store  1780-1796
Hugh Torance House & Store 1780-1796
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Hugh Torance House & Store detail
Hugh Torance House & Store detail
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HEART_edited
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Torrance Mill
Torrance Mill
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Store Docent
Store Docent
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Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove
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Upcoming Events

  • Ghost Hunt
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 04
    Hugh Torance House & Store
    Feb 04, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    Do you think the Store is haunted? Come find out at our authentic ghost hunt led by Charlotte Area Paranormal Society.
  • HEARTSongs: Horton to Hip-hop
    Sat, Feb 18
    Huntersville
    Feb 18, 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Huntersville, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    A celebration of local verse and rhyme

House and Store Guided Tours · CLOSED · December 25th - February 19th  

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