Interprets Hickory history by the numerous significant families who lived in the house, and also examines Victorian life in the South, circa 1887, the date of the house's construction. On the same lot, the Lyerly House, in the Craftsman style, offers museum exhibits on Hickory’s rich history, as well as conference space

Admission $5 to Harper house; the Lyerly House is free to visit. Conference room in the Lyerly House available for rental as well as the lawn area.