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Levine Museum of the New South

200 E Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)
704 333 1887
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Ranked #5 of 86 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Visitors are awed by the interactive, multi-sensory exhibits at this museum dedicated to exploring the Southern United States during the post-Civil... more » Owner description: Visitors are awed by the interactive, multi-sensory exhibits at this museum dedicated to exploring the Southern United States during the post-Civil War period. « less
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Great museum. I recently moved to Charlotte, my mother came to visit this weekend. I took her to museum as part of the days activities. We wished we had more time. The lady at the desk said to allocate an hour. For us two hours was not enough ! There is two theaters, playing several short 2-5 minute films. There... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I think the US is full of wonderful smaller museums...this is one! They have done a wonderful job staging Charlotte in the early 20th century... and the recreation of the lunch counter during segregation is memorable.... highly recommend this museum, allow 11/2 hours...well worth it!

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Kearns, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place. Very interactive for children. Lots to do and see. At the end were videos that local people had made telling about their history here in Charlotte and North Carolina. It was a great personal touch.

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New York, NY
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97 reviews 97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

From the period after the Civil Wa to the present, the Levine Museum offers a variety of short films, artifacts, photos and replicas of life in the Mechelburg area. We viewed the whole museum In about an hour and half and enjoyed many of the exhibits. The reproductions of stores and shops that once were located in the turn of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum tells the story of the "new south" -- the period between the end of the Civil War to the present. This story is told with no blinders but also with a generous spirit. The exhibits, including short-term ones, are always highly interactive and extremely engaging. In addition to their exhibits, the museum sponsors a continuous succession of opportunities... More

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife and I visited the museum while attending a conference. We enjoyed our visit and found that the museum offers a balanced view of the history of Charlotte and North Carolina. It focuses on the history from the slave period to the recent years, reflecting on the farming history, textile years, and modern financial services period of the state.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

More than what I expected when I first visited. This Museum does a good job at giving you a diverse history of the Charlotte area, and brings you up to date with current history. Very good visit for new residents of Charlotte. Take advantage of their free Sunday visits. Check the website for more information.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We learned so much of the growth of Charlotte from post civil-war to present. Well organized, eye catching displays, thorough descriptions. Takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to really enjoy and visit the whole museum. Worth the visit if you want to learn more about Charlotte and some of its history on its growth, civil rights and present.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Museum is small, yet packed with interactive exhibits that grab your attention. As a recent Charlotte transplant I was not familiar with the history and struggles of the south. The Levine is a great informative resource that should not be missed. Will be returning shortly with my family and friends so that they too can partake in this hidden gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on a Sunday which had the added bonus of being free admission, and so was parking after getting our ticket validated. (But please be sure to donate at least what you can so they can keep the doors open!) The exhibit on display was Cottonfields to Skyscrapers. It was a honest and real depiction of... More

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