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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 59 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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.

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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this museum. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful, which was a wonderful welcome to the facility. We stopped at the LGBTQ exhibit first, and then the section commemorating the Selma to Montgomery March, and were astounded at the relevance of both exhibits to equality today. We should... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were in Charlotte for the weekend and had read online that for Bank of America members, this museum is free for the first full weekend of every month. After reading some of the reviews on here, we decided this deal was too good to pass up! Not sure I would pay the normal fee of $10 or whatever it... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The thing I liked the most is that it was Free and so was the parking. Since I am a frequent visitor of museums, this one was very similar to several of the others. I enjoyed the addition of the LGBT lessons on the 2nd floor. The interactive items were great on both floors.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I attended this musuem based on reading the "To Do's for Charlotte. After arriving and paying, we were then told there was an exhibit on LGBTQ. The exhibits in general were highly left leaning and one should take many of their conclusions with a "grain of salt" for many issues. Only half the story was told on... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

You become a part of history when you visit this museum! It allows you to really experience the south's development and to know some of its leaders. It is wonderfully interactive! People leave notes with their comments and questions throughout the museum. There is so much to take in. We look forward to returning.

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University Park, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Gritty and comprehensive. Combines multi-media and fast paced to help children and adults understand the historic severe racial and economic changes and problems of the past with hope for the present and future with heroes and heroine community and individual leaders setting the pace throughout Charlottes history; especially since the Civil War. New appreciation for the possibilities for ever evolving... More

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Charlotte
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Civil rights, cotton gin, LGBTQ, transportation all covered here. Learn how Charlotte went from farming to textile to banking town. Need about 2.5 to 3 hours to get through everything. Parking is only validated for first two hours. $2 every 20 minutes after that. Parking situation made me feel rushed. Women at front desk are very friendly.

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Frederick, MD
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stopped while visiting Discovery Place across the street. Wonderful displays and so well put together. It really presented a picture of Charlotte in early years, that I really enjoyed learning about. Since I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s, I found this museum especially meaningful, as I remember many of the events that were on display.

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Richardson, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent small museum. So often when visiting the south museums focus on the civil war. This museum started their history with the end of the war and continued to the present day. My husband and I both enjoyed it. There are also upstairs traveling exhibits, we were on a tight schedule so didn't get to see them but they also... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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