'Hunger Games' site in Burke County for sale, offering tours

'Hunger Games' property for sale

BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - It's the scene of some of the most iconic images from the Hunger Games movie set in "District 12," and it's in Burke County - technically in the city limits of Hickory.

The Henry River Mill Site is where a large part of the Hunger Games was filmed, and where many of the movie's main characters are fictionally from.

The site itself is an historic shell of the flourishing mill village that operated along the Henry River until the 1960s. The 20 buildings on the site include many mill homes that have fallen into disrepair.

That's why owner Wade Shepherd is anxious to sell the 72-acre property.

"Because of my age. I'm 86," Shepherd said, "I spend two hours a day mowing the grass myself."

The property lists for $1.4 million and, according to listing agent Emily Kiefer, has 5,000 feet of road frontage and 3,500 feet of access to the Henry Fork River.

With the property being one of the most famous settings from the Hunger Games movie, hundreds of site-seers visit the area every week. A group offers guided tours of the property as well as reenactments of famous scenes from the movie.

The tours cost $50. The first one for 2015 is scheduled for July 18. For more information on tours, click here.

For more on the sale of the property, click here.

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