Priceless Gem Tours

In addition to the daily tour schedule, UNC Visitors’ Center also offers tours in the “Priceless Gem Series,” which takes its name from a line in the UNC alma mater “Hark the Sound.”  Topic experts lead these distinctive walking tours of campus, focusing on their specific area of expertise.

Priceless Gem tours are scheduled on selected Fridays at 3 p.m.  Tours start from UNC Visitors’ Center, located in the West Wing of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at 250 East Franklin Street, and typically last 60 to 90 minutes.    Tours are free and open to the public.  Reservations are suggested but not mandatory.  Please call for questions and in case of inclement weather (919-962-1630) or email the director, Missy Julian-Fox, at

September 11   

Black and Blue Tour

Led by Robert Porter, Lecturer in UNC-Chapel Hill Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies

September 18  

Archaeological Tour of Campus

Led by Stephen Davis, Associate Director of UNC Research Laboratories of Archaeology

September 25   FAMILY WEEKEND

An Architectural & Historical Preservationist Tour of Campus

Led by Langdon and Joe Oppermann of Joseph K. Oppermann – Architect P.A.

October 2      

Access to Carolina

Led by Professor Rachel Willis

October 9     

Black and Blue Tour with Robert Porter


October 23   

Postponed until spring 2016 – The Stories Behind the Asphalt, Mortar and Steel:  Anecdotes about Carolina’s Campus

Led by Freddie Kiger


Digging In Our Heels, Angels on Campus:  the History of Women On Campus

Led by Taylor Livingston

November 13   

Black and Blue Tour

Led by Robert Porter

November 20

UNC-Chapel Hill’s American Indian Center Presents the Native Narrative

Last Day Of Classes for the Fall Semester:  Tuesday, 12/2/15