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Levine Museum of the New South

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Address: 200 E Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone Number: 704 333 1887
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Description: Visitors are awed by the interactive, multi-sensory exhibits at this...
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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A valuable look at the history of Charlotte

Charlotte is not a tourist destination, so to find a museum dedicated to its history was refreshing. We all enjoyed the exhibits and found it very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2012
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Grahamstown, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Charlotte is not a tourist destination, so to find a museum dedicated to its history was refreshing. We all enjoyed the exhibits and found it very informative.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This small museum does a great job of showing the history of Charlotte from 1865 to the present. From the cotton fields, to the cotton bills, through mid-century retail to the banking powers of today, the museum presents an honest view of the struggles and successes that Charlotte has faced. Allow 90 to 120 minutes to tour. Love the fact... More 

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Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The museum had many engaging exhibits about the rise of the New South and the history of Charlotte. There was a short 7-minute video for some historical background, many exhibits were either touchable (e.g. cotton at different stages in the textile process) or audio. The staff was very friendly and answered questions easily. Well worth the visit!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is a small museum about the history of Charlotte. It is fascinating and has very creative recreations of cotton worker shacks, a lunch counter, the old radios of the time, etc. It is not too big so you can see it in an hour or two and it is very well organized and very information.

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fairfield, ct
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Multi-media experience gives you a personal look at how North Carolina developed after the Civil War until now. The museum is located in downtown, takes about 90 minutes and is well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I was lucky enough to be there before the DNC. Because the venue was going to be closed early for a political event it was free. The message hadn't got out because it was very quiet which was a shame because the museum has a good story to tell which I thought it did with a nice balance between giving... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I have been here several times. I love the permenant exhibit which details Charlotte's history and rice as a city. This is a must see.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I've been to Levine several times. Sundays are free admission so that is a good time to go with your whole family to enjoy it. Its interactive look through various points in history in the south.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

After reading a bit about it online, I went and really enjoyed myself. I learned a lot about Charlotte, North Carolina, and the South. I really enjoyed the exhibits upstairs though! The family of Abraham exhibit featuring Charlotte families of different religions was amazing!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Small museum, spent about an hour there before my tweens lost interest. I probably could've lingered a bit longer, but an hour was good. Interesting history of the Charlotte area specifically along with history of the south. Very good Civil War and civil rights exhibits. We'll go back for sure.

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