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Mint Museum Randolph

2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207 (Elizabeth)
704-337-2000
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Ranked #16 of 79 attractions in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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Syracuse, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I had a very quick visit and plan to return again. The area around the museum is really nice for walking.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Beautiful place very picturesque took great shots on our camera Will do a complete tour on our next trip..

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Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The exhibits were very fun and approachable with just the right amount of casualness and size that lets someone like me with a short attention span, take it all in. To keep the kids occupied and educated, they have bags in each room with a "find the piece of art" that the kids find and read about. This particular museum... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For a tiny museum on the edges of the city it's well worth the afternoon. The exhibits range from local history, geology and nature, to a larger over view of the continent. The front yard is wide and grassy to sit and enjoy the large trees and flower gardens.

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Ohio
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100 reviews 100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

As I looked up attractions in Charlotte, I came across the Mint Museum. I was even more excited to go because of the Fashion exhibit. The museum looks small and parking is limited, but inside there was a great collection of items. I went on a weeknight when they are open until 9pm. It was perfect because there weren't large... More

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Denver, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went to see a particular exhibit and ended up seeing several. The museum has great collections, well displayed. We were there on a Wednesday morning and had whole galleries to ourselves - a boon since we wanted to read every single description and look at the items from several angles. Arrive early, take your time and enjoy the lovely... More

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San Francisco, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
51 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a good little museum. a nice variety of items but not so much that it takes hours to go through. Hubby likes to look at EVERY item. The park adjoining it is beautiful and great for a stroll pre or post museum visit,or a place to sit and just be. There was a wedding about to happen when... More

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