Priceless Gem Tours

The Visitors’ Center offers tours in the “Priceless Gem Series,” which takes its name from a line in the UNC alma mater “Hark the Sound,” at 3 p.m. on selected Fridays. Tours start from the UNC Visitors’ Center, located inside Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, 250 E. Franklin St., and typically last 60 to 90 minutes. Tours are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary. In case of inclement weather, please call 919-962-1630.

University experts lead these distinctive walking tours on various topics.

SPRING BREAK  March 6-15

Friday, March 20  Black and Blue Tour with Robert Porter, Department of African, African-American and Diaspora Studies

Friday, March 27  Chapel Hill Cemetery with Stephen Rich

Friday, April 3 UNC HOLIDAY

Friday, April 10    The Noble Grove: A Walking Tour of Trees with Tom Bythnell, UNC arborist, and Jill Coleman, UNC landscape architect

Friday, April 17    Carolina Athletics with Rick Steinbacher

Friday, April 24    Coker Arboretum with Grant Parkins, natural science educator for NC Botanical Gardens

Tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center in the west entrance of the Morehead Planetarium Building at 250 East Franklin Street. The entrance has large columns, faces the quad and has blue welcome banners flanking the door.

UNC Visitors’ Center also will host a display of photographs honoring Black History Month.

Please email to register for a specific Friday, listed above.

In case of inclement weather, please call UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630.

More spring semester Priceless Gem Tours will be posted soon…..

UNC Visitors’ Center contact: Missy Julian Fox, (919) 962-1630,