Reserve the Dan Pollitt Center for your next gathering!
A Community Gathering and Events Space and A Tranquil Retreat
Our 1,700-square-foot Dan Pollitt Center is situated on three beautiful, secluded acres in the small town of Pittsboro, North Carolina. Centrally located in the state, the Center is designed primarily for day retreats, seminars, and workshops for non-profit, community, and other regional groups
An Excellent Meeting Facility
Nestled in a tranquil wooded cove and suffused by natural light, the Center offers an ideal space for clearing the mind, refreshing relationships, and focusing energy.
A Lovely Gathering Place
Passive solar technology, daylighting, and recovered heart pine used throughout the Center exemplify the foundations of good design: efficiency, ecological awareness, and beauty. Amenities include a screened porch, deck, and backyard picnic area.
A Shared Mission
Proceeds from the rental of the Dan Pollitt Center support Rural Advancement Foundation International – USA (RAFI-USA), a nonprofit organization that works to create conditions for a dependable supply of safe food, sustainability for family farmers, and vibrant rural communities.
A Part of a Bustling Community
In the heart of rural Chatham County, North Carolina, Pittsboro is 16 miles south of Chapel Hill, 28 miles west of Raleigh, and 45 miles southeast of Greensboro. The area quietly bustles with artists, antique dealers, farmers, and nature enthusiasts. A variety of dining and catering options including country inns, locally-owned sandwich and soda shops, and even a five-star restaurant are available, some within walking distance of the Center.
Accommodations in and around Pittsboro include Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast at Laurel Ridge, The Inn at Celebrity Dairy, and the Fearrington House Country Inn. National hotel chains located in Chapel Hill, Sanford, and Siler City are all within 30 minutes of driving time from the center. Additional information on accommodations, caterers, and restaurants is available from:
Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tel: 919-542-6969 or 800-316-3829
Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Tel: 919-968-2060 or 888-968-2060
Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce (Lee County)
Directions to the Conference Center:
The Conference Center is located at 274 Pittsboro Elementary School Road in Pittsboro, North Carolina.
From Burlington (87 South): At intersection of Hwys 87 and 64, go straight through traffic light on 87 S. Take first left onto Pittsboro Elementary School Road. Pass school on the right and tennis courts on the left. RAFI is on the left, just past the tennis courts.
From Siler City (64 Business): At the intersection of Hwys 64 Business and 87, turn right at the traffic light (Al’s Diner on the right) onto Hwy 87 S. Take first left onto Pittsboro Elementary School Road. Pass school on the right and tennis courts onthe left. RAFI is on the left, just past the tennis courts.
From Raleigh (Exit 386, 64 Business) or Chapel Hill (15/501 South): At the traffic circle/courthouse in Pittsboro, take 64 W 1/2 mile to intersection with Hwy 87. Turn left on Hwy 87 S. Take first left onto Pittsboro Elementary School Road. Pass school on the right and tennis courts on the left. RAFI is on the left, just past the tennis courts.
The Center is named after founding board member, Daniel H. Pollitt, in honor of his lifelong service for equal rights and opportunities for all people.