Looking for something to do in Rocky Mount, NC?

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Looking for Something to do in Rocky Mount, NC?

Whether you have a few hours or looking for an evening of fun, try the Rocky Mount Mills.


View of the Falls

Are you visiting our area? Looking for kid friendly and/or pet friendly places to go? Do you like listening to live music, dining, outdoor yoga or participating in a 5K? Then try The Rocky Mount Mills, they offer all of the above and more.


The Mills is a historic development that combines living space, business space, dining, a brewing incubator and entertainment over a large campus.  Depending on what you are looking for, you might just find it at the Mills.  This  old cotton mill was established in 1818 and was in operation until the 1990s. The Mills proper offered cottages for the workers, mail service, banking and more.  Located at the dam on the Tar River, the mills used the falls to generate it's own power. 


     Mill Water Tower                     Mill Bell Tower


Capitol Broadcasting Company purchased Rocky Mount Mills and the surrounding village and began a restoration project of the mill buildings and the mill village homes.  The cottages have the same exterior as originally built, but the insides are completely new. There will also be loft apartments in the main building.  You will find a bee hive, sidewalks and coming soon a Tiny House Hotel as well as a community center for the residents.


During the day,  you will find people on campus as it is home to several businesses with more awaiting their completed office space.  In the evenings, you will find people, young and old here enjoying dinner at the restaurants, partaking of a local craft beer or just talking with others that have come out to the Mills.  As I said, the Mills is pet-friendly (except in the restaurants) and offers water bowls and pet clean up stations throughout the campus.


     Duke at the Mills                 Pet-Friendly at the Mills


So whether you have a little time or looking for a fun evening, The Rocky Mount Mills will surely fit the bill. Who knows, you may find me in one of those rocking chairs overlooking the bier garden or finding something good at a food truck.


     Food Trucks at the Mills                  Rocking Chairs at the Mills

Comments (3)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes to you and your family for a Very Merry Christmas and continued success in the new year.

Dec 23, 2018 07:20 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kathy Akers The tiny house hotel is so special. Thanks for sharing this information about your Rocky Mount Mills


Nov 18, 2020 08:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, I missed this post and would have to look on a map to see where Rocky Mount is, but lots to do!  

Dec 28, 2021 01:49 PM