Built. Burned. Rebuilt. Reimagined.
For two centuries, the state’s second-oldest cotton mill located along the Tar River in Rocky Mount has been a symbol of resilience. Rocky Mount Mills was burned by Union troops, rebuilt, burned again, rebuilt again, and then closed in the mid-1990s when the textile industry collapsed. Now the mill has come back to life as a unique tourism destination.
Located along the Falls of the beautiful Tar River, Rocky Mount Mills is a development of historic proportions, bringing together residential, commercial, cultural, and entertainment amenities in one unique destination. The 82-acre campus of this restored cotton mill showcases a bold approach to historic preservation — honoring the past while also breathing new life into the plank floors, stout timbers, and intricate brickwork of this storied place that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Rocky Mount Mills features a vibrant community gathering area, abundant restaurant options, craft breweries, a “tiny house” hotel, plus light-filled residences and workspaces. It’s a place to wander, to explore and be surprised. It’s a place to connect, to collaborate, and be inspired — a place to craft your own story.
The Power House at the Mills offers exceptional event space unlike any other in North Carolina, including a spacious multi-level indoor event space with attached open-air terrace and outdoor courtyards with riverfront views.