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Charlotte Museum of History

Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone Number: 704-568-1774
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Ranked #28 of 61 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum offers audience-focused programs and exhibits, based on the people, buildings, stories...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum offers audience-focused programs and exhibits, based on the people, buildings, stories and objects that have shaped the history of Charlotte and its surrounding region.

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Carthage, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My family went to the museum yesterday, and we loved it. My kids are 10,12, and 14. We took the walking tour with our lovely guide who was dressed in period costume (and did not break character the entire time), and we learned so much! The stone house was beautifully restored, and we loved hearing and seeing how people lived... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

At only $7 admission, we definitely got our money's worth! Take the tour, which is very informative and entertaining (also, the only way to see inside the buildings).

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Ft Myers
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been here twice and still see new things. One of the visits had a recreator dressed as George Washington who interacted with people in the way one of that period would. The location near the Stone house was an added bonus as we were able to see, touch, and talk to people about the amazing history of the area... More 

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gush etzion israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Even if you're just passing through Charlotte for business, take an hour or two to discover the charm and heritage of this city. The Museum of HIstory is a great way to do that, and it offers insight into the southern charm and real historic events that put this place at the crossroads of American history. The grounds give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I visited in July with my mom, sister and my two young nieces (3 yrs old and a baby). Because we had little kids with us, we didn't spend much time in the indoor exhibits but really enjoyed the walking tour through the grounds and inside the historic home on the property. Our tour guide was really funny and knowledgable... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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545 reviews 545 reviews
340 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Even though the museum was closed we were able to walk around the grounds while we were there. I loved the Hezekiah Alexander house (called the Rock House) that dates back to 1774. It's the oldest surviving building in Mecklenburg County. We plan to go back when the actual museum is open and we can tour the buildings. Just a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

What a delightful visit we had at this museum! The exhibits in the museum itself are minimal but interesting, documenting the history of Charlotte neighborhoods and the Hezekiah Alexander homestead. The real joy in our visit was talking with this historians that work at this museum. They are young and enthusiastic about preserving the history of our city. They love... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We went today and very much enjoyed it. The rock house is very interesting. They take you all over the house, then out back to watch them cook over the fire. Plus all the other buildings on the property were showed to us. Our tour guide was a guy in his mid 20's. He was very knowledgable and clearly had... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

They are having tours again. $5 for seniors. Check website for times. The museum is working on getting displays returned but not much is on display yet. The rock house tour is worth it. This is one of our recommended sites to see while visiting Charlotte along with the Billy Graham Library and the Alphabet Museum.

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Cloquet, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Highly recommended! Although budget cuts have forced the museum to distribute its artifacts to other museums in the area, the stone Hezekiah Alexander house (1774) is a fascinating stop if you like history. It is now open limited hours (Thursdays through Saturdays) but call in advance, and volunteers will make an appointment for your own personal guided tour. (We got... More 

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