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Charlotte Museum of History

3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215
704-568-1774
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Ranked #40 of 86 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: History Museums
Owner description: This museum offers audience-focused programs and exhibits, based on the people, buildings, stories and objects that have shaped the history of... more » 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. « less
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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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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Treia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you are interested in the civil war period, you got to go there. Charlotte was the last Capital of the Confederedcy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We heard about the Charlotte Museum of History through a local cultural website. Apparently, the "museum" is only open the first Saturday of the month now. Which is a shame. The museum, itself, is now empty due to lack of funding. However, the Ezekiah Alexander Homesite is still there. On the first Saturday, they have docents dressed in period costumes... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

For now the museum is open the first Saturday of the Month only. The volunteers that work there are very enthusiastic and passionate about the history of the site and it shows. I grew up in Charlotte and don't think I had ever been here before so I learned quite a bit about the legacy fo the city/county that I... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The CMH has a very nice building and grounds and well worth an afternoon or morning visit. it is unfortunately located off the beaten path where there are fewer dining options or other services. It also competes with the Museum of the New South in the Uptown Charlotte in coverage and interpretation of local history.

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