The Visit Hickory Metro team encourages visitors and locals to explore the Hickory Metro region carefully and safely. The state of North Carolina has lifted all mass gathering limits at this time but encourages individuals to still practice the three W's - Wear, Wait, Wash. People who are fully vaccinated can do all of the things that they did before the pandemic. Those unvaccinated, should still wear a mask in public indoor settings & public outdoor settings when they cannot maintain social distance. To learn more about what our area is doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19 click below. 

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Henry River After Dark


This October, join the Henry River Preservation Fund for an extremely limited event that delves deep into the darker side of the Historic Henry River Mill Village.  Join our guides as they take you on a night time tour of the 116 year old textile village. Step back in time with stories from it's history that are best shared in the cover of darkness.  Let your curiosity and imagination run wild as you're taken through the abandoned village with nothing more than your guide's lantern to light the way.  

We're always asked: What happens after the lights go out? Are the ghost stories true? Is the Village haunted?

Here is your chance to decide for yourself! 

Tickets and tour times are extremely limited (only 15 total tickets per tour time), so don't miss out!


Henry River Mill Village

  • Address: 4255 Henry River Rd., Hickory, NC 28602
  • Phone: (828) 471-4768