The history and culture of Charlotte and Mecklenburg regions are showcased in the Charlotte Museum of History. The indoor museum features two permanent exhibits and also has an area for new displays. The museum is comprised of several buildings spread across an 8-acre property. The buildings include the Hezekiah Alexander House, the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County.
Things to Do
- Explore the two permanent exhibits, Solving the Rock House Mysteries and Charlotte Neighborhoods. Both exhibits showcase the preservation and development of Charlotte from the colonial revolution era to the post-Civil War times.
- Sign up for a free guided tour of the museum. All the tour guides are knowledgeable and would often come garbed in costume and in character. Aside from the museum, the guides will take you through the manicured lawns to the log kitchen house, the Springhouse, and the Hezekiah Alexander House.
- Touring the grounds also feature highlights such as the American Freedom Bell, Chilean Mill, Historic Gardens, and El Dominante. You will find plants used by American Indians in the Historic Gardens. Get a brochure to know more about the plants and their purpose.
- Drop by the museum gift shop and purchase souvenirs of your trip. Choose from a variety of postcards, toys, shirts, and mugs.
- Museum space, including the grounds, can be rented for private events. Contact them for more details.
Charlotte Museum of History Insider Tips
- Make sure to attend the guided tour that runs several times a days. It comes with the admission fee. Check the website for the schedule.