The Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center has been assisting residents and travelers to the community since March of 2008. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, here are some well-known and some surprising facts about the MHC Visitor Center and #VisitMartinsville.
The Martinsville-Henry County Visitor Center became state certified through the Virginia Tourism Corporation in March of 2008. Since then, the Visitor Center has been dedicated to educating tourists and locals about the many attractions and amenities in our area. The MHC Tourism Office has greeted tens of thousands of visitors, from every state in the U.S., as well as visitors from over 33 countries! In addition to our primary goal of providing local information, being state certified means that we also carry information on many other locations throughout the state of Virginia. Therefore, whether you are a visitor or resident, we have helpful information on travelling Virginia as well as a small amount of travel information on North Carolina, too!
In addition to our travel resources, we also offer a variety of state and local souvenirs available for purchase. You will find shirts, hoodies, hats, postcards, key chains and much more featuring both Martinsville-Henry County and Virginia is for Lovers logos and branding, and each month the visitor center offers a sale on select merchandise. Locally made products are available and always changing, so be sure to check them out!
The MHC Visitor Center and Tourism Division, #VisitMartinsville, expand the marketing efforts of local attractions throughout the community, state, and nation. Locally, we distribute information throughout the community, attend special events with mobile visitor center sites, and host events at the Visitor Center such as special performances and appearances to continuously promote the ways to have fun in record time in Martinsville-Henry County. On the state level, the visitor center promotes our local amenities through the Virginia is for Lovers website and publications, exclusive window clings at select state welcome centers, and Martinsville-Henry County brochure distribution throughout visitor and welcome centers throughout the state of Virginia. On a local, state, and national level, our office leverages the area through a variety of print publications, digital, through our website, television outlets, and social media outlets. Follow us on Facebook (VisitMartinsville), Twitter (@MHCTourism), Snapchat (visitmhc), Instagram (VisitMartinsville), and Youtube (VisitMartinsville)!
In March 2018, the MHC Visitor Center will be celebrating its birthday over two nights at the MHC Chamber of Commerce Trade Show. At this two-day event on March 6th & 7th, guests can expect to participate in fun birthday themed activities and celebrate what makes MHC a great place to visit, work, live and play! We will also have a celebration at the Visitor Center on Saturday, March 10th with free birthday cupcakes from Uptown Sweets from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.!
The MHC Visitor Center is located at 191 Fayette Street, in Uptown Martinsville, inside the New College Institute’s Building on Baldwin. We are open Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information on the Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Office or to see what’s happening in MHC, check us out at www.VisitMartinsville.com.