Hugh-Torance-House-and-Store0-c32517ab5056a36_c3251d68-5056-a36a-08d34c0f5ed990f1_edited_edited.jpg
Winter Wisdom web banner.jpg

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 Park, 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
press to zoom
Hugh Torance House & Store detail
Hugh Torance House & Store detail
press to zoom
HEART_edited
HEART_edited
press to zoom
Torrance Mill
Torrance Mill
press to zoom
Store Docent
Store Docent
press to zoom
Cedar Grove
Cedar Grove
press to zoom
Hugh-Torance-House-and-Store0-c32517ab5056a36_c3251d68-5056-a36a-08d34c0f5ed990f1_edited.jpg

Upcoming Events

  • HEARTS Event - Winter Wisdom
    Sat, Dec 10
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Dec 10, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    HEARTwarming stories and traditions from yesteryear, featuring Torrance descendant, Margaret "Chuck" Basinger at 2:00, with special musical guests, "The Broken Arrows at 3:30.
  • 18th-Century Christmas Season Celebration - Making Gifts and Singing Merriment
    Dec 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    Hugh Torance House and Store invite friends and the community to celebrate the season in a three-part event series commemorating 18th-century Christmas traditions. This event festivities include making your own homemade gift and singing 18th-century carols.
  • House and Store Guided Tour
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 11
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Dec 11, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    Step back in time to 1779 and explore the Hugh Torance House and Store. Guided tours at 1:15 and 3:00. There is no fee but donations are most welcome.
  • 18th-Century Christmas Season Celebration - Campfire Christmas Cooking and Caroling
    Dec 18, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    Hugh Torance House and Store invite friends and the community to celebrate the season in a three-part event series commemorating 18th-century Christmas traditions. This event festivities include Christmas cooking on an open fire and singing 18th-century carols.
  • HEARTS Event - Milling Around
    Sat, Jan 21
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Jan 21, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
  • HEARTS Event
    Sat, Feb 11
    Huntersville
    Feb 11, 2023, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Huntersville, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA

House and Store Guided Tours · CLOSED · December 25th - February 10th