Historic Richmond Hill Law School

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Richmond Hill is the family home of the Honorable Richmond Mumford Pearson (1805-1878), an American jurist who served as Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court from 1858 to 1878.

Pearson started the law school in 1848 that lasted until his death. Pearson’s home, built in 1861, was fully restored in the 1970s and is the centerpiece of the 30-acre Richmond Hill Law School and Nature Park. The Richmond Hill Law School and Nature Park focuses on preservation of history.

Historic Tours, children’s activities, and trails for walking and hiking are available. Picnic shelter and tables are also available to reserve for reunions, picnics, meetings.