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Mint Museum Randolph

Address: 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone Number: 704-337-2000
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Ranked #17 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Located in what was the original branch of the United States Mint, Mint Museum Randolph opened in 1936 in Charlotte’s Eastover neighborhood as the state’s first art museum. Today, in a beautiful park setting, intimate galleries invite visitors to engage with the art of the ancient Americas, ceramics and decorative arts, fashion, European and African art, among other collections. Resources include a reference library with over 18,000 volumes, a theater featuring lectures and performances, and a museum shop offering merchandise that complements both the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had considered having our daughter's wedding reception at the Mint Museum. We opted for another choice, however we would have done well to have had it at the Mint. When I lived in Charlotte, I lived close to Randolph Road, and so therefore, I visited the Mint frequently. I can even remember going to the Egyption exhibit back in... More 

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33 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Centrally located in downtown Charlotte, across from Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Definitely visit both if you have time.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I was really impressed with the fashion collection at the Mint Museum - sharp selection and inspired curation. We went with our two kids and again dress history proved to be a great point of departure for talking with kids about issues of gender and class.

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North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I never made the connection that the Mint Museum used to actually be a mint. They have some rare old coins that were minted in the building, which is pretty neat. I was surprised to find a rather extensive clothing collection, which was very interesting. I would love to have spent more time looking at them.

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East Amherst, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I liked the history of the building itself and the location. This museum has a very good collection of garments worn by men and women of the 18th and 19th century. It is situated in a nice park and green space.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I do not like too much the modern art and I find difficult to understand modern art and appreciate the masterpieces exposed. The Mint Museum is an exception. The visit was really enjoyable, the exposed pieces are a stimulus to the brain and a great joy. The museum is small and can be accurately visited in few hours so that... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This museum is set in a parklike spot. It has shows from its' collections and traveling shows and is a pleasant place to spend some time.

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Syracuse, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Since I sew and am interested in costuming, the exhibit of clothing here is absolutely spectacular. I could just sit in the exhibit for hours to soak in the exquisite details on the pieces. The grounds are lovely . I will go back to this museum again!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you have time for only one museum in Charlotte, head to Randolph road. Great venue - much surpassing 'uptown'. Very good museum shop, albeit small, and plenty of free parking. Plus, you can learn about the original Mint in Charlotte.

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Montreal, Canada
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144 reviews 144 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Just one discovery after another, over 5 floors of various curiosities and wonderful art. Truly an interesting and educational way to spend an afternnon in Uptown Charlotte

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