Harper House/Hickory History Center

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  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Friday and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm


  • 310 N. Center St

    Hickory,   NC   28601


The Harper House welcomes visitors as a house museum, interpreting Hickory history through the numerous significant families who lived in the house, and also examining Victorian life in the South, circa 1887, the date of the house's construction. On the same lot, the Lyerly House, rescued and moved for preservation in June 2004, is devoted to the further interpretation of Hickory's rich past, serving as the Betty Allen Education Center and Margaret Huggins Gallery, as well as a conference facility. Current exhibits include quilts from the CCHA’s extensive collection, historical photographs of Hickory, and “Panoramic Catawba,” the CCHA’s collection of Benjamin Porter panoramic photographs of significant Catawba County sites, events and groups. Please visit us in the Lyerly House bookstore for CCHA publications, as well as locally made jewelry and pottery.

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310 N. Center St
Hickory NC 28601


Latitude: 35° 44' 9.24" / Longitude: -81° 20' 13.9194"

Special Directions:

I-40, exit 125. Follow signs to downtown. Turn right on Hwy 127 north, then turn left on 3rd Ave NW. House is 1 block on the right.

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