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Harper House/ Hickory History Center

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Wonderful Tour

This was a wonderful place to visit. Rachel was our guide and she was very informative. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Dayton, Nevada
One of the highlights of our trip North

Wife and I stayed in the Hickory, NC area and were looking for things to do when we stumbled across... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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310 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-5031
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

This was a wonderful place to visit. Rachel was our guide and she was very informative. Loved the stories of the different families who lived in this beautiful home. Thank you Rachel. I highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank Barbz1951
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Toured a beautiful home with some really different and interesting features. Gorgeous wood and Victorian wallpaper and furniture.

1  Thank gearybyfaith
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We had been looking forward to visiting Hickory but we were sorely disappointed until we came across Harper House. It was a gem. The custodian was very new to her role, had just been a month in the job, but was incredibly informative about both...More

1  Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Wife and I stayed in the Hickory, NC area and were looking for things to do when we stumbled across Harper House. We decided to tour and had the best and very knowledgeable, Rachel Duke to tell us the history and explain the changes made...More

2  Thank twgcuster
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Very informative tour of a beautifully restored house. A great way to spend an hour or two learning more about town life in turn of the century Western NC.

1  Thank yellowmountaindaisy
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We went to see this house with little expectation and were so blown away by the house. Cameron our tour guide was amazing and patient with my two daughters who asked a billion questions. The house is beautiful and so well restored. I highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This house is a must see for anyone into period architecture. I have toured many Georgian, Federal, Gothic and Greek Revival structures as well as Frank Lloyd Wright creations and this Victorian is definitely at the top of my list of go-to's. The restoration was...More

3  Thank TheCovertCritic
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Harper House is considered by the NC Dept of Archives and History to possess the finest Queen Anne Interior Styling in the entire state, and that's well-deserved. The home has been 100% restored, furnished and decorated with impeccable taste and style, to represent its...More

2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The Harper house is a beautiful walk through time. So much history here in Hickory! Kendall gave us the tour, she is so knowledgeable and involved with our questions. The amount of detail and workmanship is just breathtaking. Upon leaving, we had to pause a...More

1  Thank Tiffanie T
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour of a beautiful interesting period house. Guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and informative. Saved the most interesting story till the end of the tour. Well worth the $5 entry fee.

1  Thank lyndsaydick
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11 October 2016|
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First floor only as far as I could see. No elevator to second floor that I saw.