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“Get to Know "The New South"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Levine Museum of the New South

Levine Museum of the New South
200 E Seventh St, Charlotte, NC 28202 (First Ward)
704 333 1887
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Ranked #5 of 58 Attractions in Charlotte
Type: Civic Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Visitors are awed by the interactive, multi-sensory exhibits at this museum dedicated to exploring the Southern United States during the post-Civil War period.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Get to Know "The New South"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Free on Sundays! Donations accepted. The museum is intimate, clean, and informative. Although it does not have all the fancy stuff like bigger museums, it does its job of relaying facts through its exhibits and multimedia presentations.

Visited June 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Informative and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Levine Museum of the New South is an informative and fun history. As a visitor from Pennsylvania, I gained insight on what happened in the early years of Charlotte. There were many exhibits with photos, audio and video that enhanced the displays on the first floor. Seeing the tenant farmer's house, feeling the cotton, and walking into the Belk store display are just a few of the many available. The upper level had two areas also: one was about the undocumented Latino children in the area and the other was about Jewish refugee professors who taught at black colleges. It was interesting to read the testimonials from students regarding the professors that they had. A plus is that 2 hours of parking are validated, but if you really want to enjoy the museum, it takes more than 2 hours. There is also a museum store available.

Visited June 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Not Your Average Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've taken family members. I've taken groups of kids. I've gone for programs. And this has always, always been an intriguing museum. In fact, it's not your average museum. It seeks to inform and make you think. It covers topics you don't expect to see here in the deep South. Like recording the connections between Latinos and African-Americans, Charlotte's civil rights past in pictures, a pew from an old church, an actual kitchen from decades ago, the Jewish influence in Charlotte. Just things you'd never expect. And then thinks you'd like to forget--like lynching pictures. No, this is not your father's average museum and it's well worth it.

Visited June 2014
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“Loved this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were visiting Charlotte for a day and had no idea what to do. We weren't sure what an interactive museum entailed, but we were so glad we did decide to go. We spent a few hours there and we played with all the hand on things and watched and listened to most of the video and audio clips. Definitely worth a stop!

Visited June 2014
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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“Definitely worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This museum is much larger than it seems. It just keeps going. They have interactive exhibits such as sitting at an old soda fountain counter or getting in the back of a bus for a video on civil rights.

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