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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 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
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Hugh Torance House & Store detail
Hugh Torance House & Store detail
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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

  • House and Store Guided Tour
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Aug 14
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Aug 14, 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.
  • HEARTS Event - Napoleon's Ney?
    Sat, Aug 20
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Aug 20, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    Featuring the Torrance connection to the mystery of Peter Stuart Ney. Was he Napoleon Bonaparte's Marshal? Cedar Groove Live Music - Classical String Quartet
  • HEARTS Circle Celebration
    Sat, Sep 17
    Cedar Grove
    Sep 17, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
    Cedar Grove, 1831 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    Join HEARTS Circle for your ticket to a special Cedar Grove event for members only.
  • Ghost Hunt
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Sep 30
    Hugh Torance House & Store
    Sep 30, 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.
  • HEARTS Event - HEARTS Harvest
    Sat, Oct 15
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Oct 15, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    History of food and fields through the ages Cedar Groove - Blues
  •  Historic - Spirit Day
    Sun, Oct 30
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Oct 30, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
  • HEARTS Event - Catawba Past and Present
    Sat, Nov 12
    Hugh Torance House and Store
    Nov 12, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, USA
    The arrival of Paleo Indians and their descendants Cedar Groove Live Music - Native American Song and Dance
  • 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 Cedar Groove Live Music - Folk