High Point Tourist Attractions
The city of High Point received its name from its location on the 1856 railroad that connected Charlotte and Goldsboro. Like Hickory, High Point is a manufacturing center for furniture but bills itself as North Carolina's International City. One of the city's key attractions is called Showplace, a massive tradeshow facility, which hosts the world's largest furniture show called International Home Furnishing Market.
High Point Museum
The High Point Museum has collections within its walls which deal primarily with artifacts and history of the local area from early days to present. The museum hosts national and international traveling exhibits in its gallery spaces. Also located at the High Point Museum is the Historical Park where numerous buildings have been restored and costumed interpreters recreate life from the late 17th and early 18th Centuries. John Haley House was built in 1786 of solid brick and is the oldest house in High Point. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Accompanying the Haley House within the Historical Park are the 1841 Blacksmith Shop, 1801 Hoggatt House and historic herb garden.
Address: 1859 East Lexington Avenue, High Point, NC 27262-3451, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4:30pm; Sun: 1pm-4:30pm; Closed: Mon
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Historical Park is open Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm.
Disability Access: Partial facilities for persons with disabilities.
Furniture Discovery Center (closed)
ATTRACTION IS CLOSED.If you are interested in how the couch or chair you are sitting on was made, be sure to head straight for High Point and the Furniture Discovery Center. Here visitors will find informative displays on how furniture is manufactured. The Furniture Discovery Center is considered the only museum of its kind in the United States. Be sure to check out the Hall of Fame and the interesting miniatures.
Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point
The Doll and Miniature Museum of High Point (formerly Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum) features 2700 dolls from around the world. The collection includes a Nativity scene with 50 rare Creche dolls; furnishedminiature replica of Mrs. Peterson's 3-story, 14-room house; Bride and Groom flea dolls; wax dolls, tin head dolls, bisque dolls, wooden dolls, cloth dolls, china head dolls; more than 130 Shirley Temple dolls; 19 African-American personality dolls and the Eugene Kupjack and MeredithSlane Michener Miniature Bedroom Gallery.
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