Visitors to High Point come to explore the region's rich history, distinctive cultural events and diverse shopping selection that includes more than 70 retail furniture outlets, making it the home furnishings capital of the world. Throughout the year, you are invited to share all that makes this city memorable. Whether it's a castle born from our gold refining heritage or a 19th-century Quaker Plantation, High Point offers something fun for everyone.
Discover the wonder of miniatures, as well as collectible and antique dolls at the Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point, or revisit Civil War history at a local plantation. Gather a group for a picnic at a pavilion by Oak Hollow Lake. Hike with a friend along the nature trails of the Piedmont Environmental Center. Spend an afternoon at an art gallery or an evening at the theatre, or catch one of the concerts by the lake or festivals at the park. Throughout the year, High Point invites you to share all that makes this city memorable. In 1859, when High Point was named after the highest point on the North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte, city founders knew that its central location would attract industry and commerce. Today, High Point draws visitors from 50 states and more than 100 countries for the biannual International Home Furnishings Market, the largest event of its kind in the world. Come experience High Point's hospitality.