Whether you’re looking to spend the day shopping, learning something new in our museums or dining in one of our high quality restaurants, there’s sure to be something for you in Downtown Rocky Mount. Our retail and dining options showcases a Downtown Rocky Mount that provides a unique experience for everyone, in any price range!

Douglas Block

Originally known as the African American business district prior to integration, the Douglas Block was historically a vibrant economic hub for citizens in our community. After the recent renovation of the property, it is once again pulsating with energy from the thriving businesses on the first floor and luxurious downtown living in beautiful apartments on the second floor. Learn More

Booker T. Theater

The heart of entertainment for Downtown Rocky Mount can be found on the Douglas Block at the historic Booker T. Theater. Redevelopment transformed it into a multi-purpose facility capable of theatrical and musical performances, movie showings, banquets, parties, meetings, and anything else you can imagine. Housed within the Douglas Block is the Historical Booker T. Theatre, a beautifully remodeled theatre that is perfect for all of your event space needs.

Rocky Mount Event Center

The RMEC is an indoor sports destination located in the heart of Downtown Rocky Mount unlike any sporting event center in eastern North Carolina.The RMEC houses 8 basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, family entertainment area as well as meeting/conference rooms. The RMEC is unique in that it not only caters to sporting tournaments, but also has the capacity to accommodate a multitude of other occasions. This space is ideal for use by both locals and visitors alike, and sets Downtown Rocky Mount apart as the perfect destination location of experience for people of all ages and interests. Learn More

Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences

Located in Downtown Rocky Mount, Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences is one of the premier cultural facilities on the eastern seaboard. Occupying the combined former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old Braswell Memorial Library in Downtown Rocky Mount, the complex houses an Arts Center, Children’s Museum & Science Center, and community performing arts theatre. The Imperial Centre not only hosts weekly family friendly community events, you can also find special interest opportunities at the Imperial Centre. Whether you are interested in Yoga or Pilates, painting or clay workshops the Imperial Centre has specialty workshops to cater to the interest of the community. The Imperial Centre is also available for rent to accommodate parties, reunions, and corporate events. Learn More

Rocky Mount Mills

Owned by Capitol Broadcasting Company, the Rocky Mount Mills development is transforming a picturesque historic mill into a thriving destination for those that want to live, work and play in the rich history of downtown Rocky Mount. Rocky Mount Mills incorporates residential spaces, a microbrewery incubator, a small business incubator, office and retail spaces, and more to come as this development continues to progress. Learn More

Bel Air Artisan Center

A former car Chevrolet dealership, has been transformed into the ultimate artist haven for local artists as it provides both studio space as well as sales opportunities for those wishing to share their works of art with the community. This art incubator serves as a destination location for visitors and locals alike to enjoy and appreciate our creative community. Learn More

Twin County Museum & Hall of Fame

Located inside Rocky Mount’s historic downtown train station, the Twin County Museum & Hall of Fame is operated by a group of Edgecombe and Nash counties residents committed to preserving and celebrating our diverse history of Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Thanks to those volunteers Hours of Operation are Friday and Saturday 10 am-2 pm and on Sunday from 2 pm-4 pm. If you are interested in visiting any other time, appointments are required by calling 252-977-1438. Learn More

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