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Charlotte Museum of History

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Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone Number: 704-568-1774
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: This museum offers audience-focused programs and exhibits, based on the...
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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Definitely worth a visit!

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).

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Enjoyed our visit even though the temperature was over 100 the day we visited! Yikes, I was so looking forward to having a guide dressed in period costume ~ but, the temperature prevented that! However, Charlie, our guide was wonderful! Very informative, interesting and was able to answer most of our questions. As luck would have it we were the... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Anytime I can learn about the history of a place I am visiting, I head out to find it. The History Museum is just such a location. the early art, the incredible tour, and the remarkable tour guides make the vist a truly wonderful experience. there is a wealth of things to do when visiting Charlotte, but if you miss... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Saw on Tripadvisor....we were the only ones there....had a fantastic time there...Great tour guide (Charles) with just the two of us....Also they have a senior rate...Good overview of the growth of Charlotte...

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Tigard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a wonderful facility with so much potential for use and growth. I was literally THE ONLY visitor at the time I was there, and I thoroughly enjoyed my conversation with the guide, Charlie, who was very very knowledgeable! The stone house of Hezekiah is a MUST SEE!

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Carthage, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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Additional Information about Charlotte Museum of History

Address: Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone Number: 704-568-1774
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
Open Hours:
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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