Directions

About Carolina Tiger Rescue

Carolina Tiger Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wildlife sanctuary whose mission is saving and protecting wild cats in captivity and in the wild.

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd. Pittsboro, NC 27312 (919) 542-4684 (919) 542-4454 info@carolinatigerrescue.org

Wildlife should be in the Wild

Rescue

Education

  • We believe the ideal home for wildlife is in the wild.
  • We believe it is critical to conserve their native habitats.
  • We believe wild animals should not be kept as pets.
  • We believe captive breeding should ONLY be done in accordance with Species Survival plans.
  • We believe all wild animals, both captive and in their native habitats, deserve to be treated with respect and not exploited for entertainment and commercial purposes.

Visit Carolina Tiger Rescue

Tiger at Carolina Tiger Rescue

Public Tours

Twilight Tours

Coming out for a tour is a great way to learn more about the animals that call Carolina Tiger Recue home. We offer many different types of tours.  Public tours are great for adults and families. Twilight tours are for adults only (18 years of age and older). Tiger Tales are a perfect option if you want to bring out really young children. Find the tour that is right for you and enjoy a walk through the sanctuary.

For all tours, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Carolina Tiger Rescue’s physical address is 1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312.  See below for directions to our facility.

From the North (Chapel Hill)

  • Take US-15 S/US-501 S toward Pittsboro
  • After passing Fearrington Village & Galloway Ridge on your left, turn left on Mt. Gilead Church Rd.
  • Travel to US-64
  • Turn right onto US-64 BUS W 
  • Immediately after crossing the Haw River, the road rises and you’ll see the sign for Exit 386 on the right. Before you reach the exit sign TURN LEFT on Foxfire Trace. (You may not see the sign until you are in the turn.)
  • Turn left on Dee Farrell Rd. 
  • Turn left onto Hanks Chapel Rd 
  • Arrive at Carolina Tiger Rescue. The visitor lot is the 3rd entrance on the right. 

From the South (Sanford)

  • Go North on Hwy 15-501
  • At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto US-64 BUS/East St. – 1.8 mi
  • Turn right onto Hanks Chapel Rd – 2.1mi
  • Arrive at Carolina Tiger Rescue. The visitor lot is the 3rd entrance on the right.

From the East (Raleigh)

  • Take I-40 to exit 293 A
  • Take exit 293 A toward US-1 S/US-64 W – 4.3 mi
  • Take exit 98 B toward US-64 toward Pittsboro/Asheboro – 19.0 mi
  • Travel straight through the light at Mt. Gilead Church Rd.
  • Immediately after crossing the Haw River, the road will rise and you’ll see the sign for Exit 386 on the right. Before you reach the exit sign, TURN LEFT on Foxfire Trace (you may not see the sign until you are into the turn)
  • Turn left on Dee Farrell Rd.
  • Turn left onto Hanks Chapel Rd.
  • Arrive at Carolina Tiger Rescue. The visitor lot is the 3rd entrance on the right.

From the West (Siler City)

  • Take US-64 E toward Pittsboro
  • After you pass exit 386 (US-64 BUS W), turn right on Foxfire Trace (before you reach the Haw River)
  • Turn left on Dee Farrell Rd.  
  • Turn left onto Hanks Chapel Rd.
  • Arrive at Carolina Tiger Rescue. The visitor lot is the third entrance on the right.