Plan Your Adventure at the Historic Henry River Mill Village

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From its days making cotton yarn to its more recent adaptation as District 12 in the Hunger Games films, the Henry River Mill Village offers visitors a step back into the last century and a peek into the rich heritage of western North Carolina mill towns.

Located 1 mile south of Hildebran, NC on I-40 (exit 119), the Henry River Mill Village is only a short drive halfway between Charlotte and Asheville. With overnight accommodations, tours running daily, and special events throughout the year, come join us for a perfect North Carolina adventure with something for the whole family.

Check out the story of House 12 and Mandy Lynn on “In With The Old” on Magnolia Network on discovery+

  • star rating  Our family was visiting HRMV primarily to see the location for the filming of the hunger games... read more

    jeremydH8678TP
    March 17, 2021

    star rating  This was AWESOME - whether you want to geek out to a Hunger Games filming location (District 12) or... read more

    danielleBaumstark
    March 17, 2021

    star rating  Our family was visiting HRMV primarily to see the location for the filming of the hunger games district 12, but learning about the history of this industrial mill village (from... read more

    jeremydH8678TP
    March 17, 2021
  • star rating  This was AWESOME - whether you want to geek out to a Hunger Games filming location (District 12) or appreciate a step back in time - this non-profit restoration in... read more

    danielleBaumstark
    March 17, 2021

    star rating  Our family was visiting HRMV primarily to see the location for the filming of the hunger games... read more

    jeremydH8678TP
    March 17, 2021

    star rating  This was AWESOME - whether you want to geek out to a Hunger Games filming location (District 12) or... read more

    danielleBaumstark
    March 17, 2021
  • star rating  Definitely a fun experience for us Hunger Games nerds. Lots of information provided. Interesting... read more

    bethbB5379ND
    March 16, 2021

    star rating  Definitely a fun experience for us Hunger Games nerds. Lots of information provided. Interesting history as well. Calvin was very nice and helpful. Highly recommend!

    bethbB5379ND
    March 16, 2021

    star rating  friendly attentive tour guide
    i love the vision of restoring/preserving the history
    30-40 minutes is adequate but if you want to explore every house and the water area you can... read more

    davoscjims
    March 13, 2021
  • star rating  Huge shout out to Taylor, he was very informative and made the tour fun! Great Spot! Worth the entry fee/donation.

    Stacygroberts
    February 20, 2021

    star rating  The owners are very nice and knowledgeable. Always eager to answer any questions. They mentioned many things they have planned for the property. Exciting things to come!

    Melissa B
    July 10, 2020

    star rating  Taylor, the site's director, was very knowledgeable and helpful. We stopped by mainly due to our interest in the filming of "District 12" there in the movie Hunger Games. Come... read more

    kevincuth5
    March 10, 2020
  • star rating  I enjoyed this historic tour so much so that I decided to bring my father and do the tour again for a second time. Taylor, the historic tour guide, provides... read more

    wanderlst4
    November 4, 2019

    star rating  My husband and I decided to visit after he rode by one day while working. Taylor the tour guide is very knowledgeable, he knows a lot about the old mill... read more

    Tiffini222
    September 14, 2019

    star rating  Parking was a challange but over all it was a nice place to visit.. The town of Hickory NC is a historical place in itself with many places to visit... read more

    Tour44196658480
    August 24, 2019
  • star rating  Arrived about 20 minutes before my tour time - gates locked, no one around - this added to the abandoned feel.... I called and left message..... more abandoned feeling coupled... read more

    KarlaWood
    August 22, 2019

    star rating  This wasn’t our first choice for the tour but they weren’t doing the one we wanted at the time we were here. We saw 3 locations from the Hunger Games;... read more

    CordrayFamAdventure
    August 17, 2019

    star rating  This out of the way historic spot is currently under reconstruction. The tour is inexpensive but the tour guide was excellent. He took extra time to answer questions. This place... read more

    mshirachot
    August 6, 2019
  • star rating  Spent a beautiful, if not slightly sweltering morning at the Mill. We chose the quickly $10 tour and Taylor did a great job. The site is definitely still a work... read more

    Pamela P
    July 11, 2019

VISITOR INFORMATION

HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY - THURSDAY 10AM-5PM 
FRIDAY - SUNDAY 10AM-7PM

Adult General Admission: $15 + TAX
K-12 General Admission: Free with Adult

For RV/Motor-coach/School Bus parking, please call ahead of your visit and we are happy to accommodate. 

CONTACT US

(828) 471.HRMV
(828) 471.4768

FIND US

4255 HENRY RIVER RD
HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA 28602

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    GUEST VISITATION POLICIES

    100% Tobacco Free Policy
    Smoking and the use of tobacco products is a significant health, safety, and fire hazard.  Therefore, smoking and the use of all tobacco products is prohibited at all times on this property - including all buildings, facilities, parking lots, grounds and sidewalks. No person (staff, visitor, vendor, contractor) is permitted to use any form of tobacco at any time while at Henry River Mill Village.  Due to severe threat of fire at the Village, this policy also applies to private vehicles while on the property. For the purposes of this policy, tobacco product includes any product containing, made of, or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, whether smoked, vaped, or chewed, including:  cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes, cigars, blunts, bidis, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products. There are no areas designated for tobacco use on this property. Any person violating this policy will be asked to leave the property immediately, without a refund. 
    Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Regarding All Visitation of Henry River Mill Village
    Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participation in this agritourism activity. NCGS 99E-32(b)
    Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
    The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. As a result, federal, state, and local governments and federal and state health agencies recommend social distancing and have required the use of face coverings/masks in all public facilities. Henry River Mill Village LLC and Henry River Preservation Fund Inc (“the Village”) has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Village cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren)will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending the Village could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.
    
    By purchasing these tickets, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that my child(ren) and I maybe exposed to, or infected, by COVID-19 by attending activities at the Henry River Mill Village and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the Henry River Mill Village may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, Henry River Mill Village or Henry River Preservation Fund employees, volunteers, and program participants and their families. I voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to my child(ren) or myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I or my child(ren) may experience or incur in connection with my or my child(ren)’s attendance at the Henry River Mill Village or participation in any Henry River Mill Village activities or events (“Claims”). On my behalf, and on behalf of my children, I hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the Henry River Mill Village, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from the Claims, including all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating there to. I understand and agree that this release includes any Claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Henry River Mill Village, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during or after any events or activities at the Henry River Mill Village.