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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

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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Pretty interesting

I would say that the grounds and houses were what made this visit special. For the main building you best bring your reading glasses as it is largely about reading looong... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
British Columbia, Canada

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There wasn't much to see inside the museum, but what I did see was fairly good. I was the only person to show up for the first tour, so I had a private one. It was good.

Thank Sharon G
British Columbia, Canada
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I would say that the grounds and houses were what made this visit special. For the main building you best bring your reading glasses as it is largely about reading looong, page-like excerpts of information.

Thank Dreamglobe
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65 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We felt this was a great place to visit. You see a museum and take a guided walk to Hezikiah Alexander's House and surrounding property. Parking is free. Real nice if the school kids aren't there at the same time. A nice walk through the property, Not really handicap accessible.

Thank AkuByrd
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I was surprised and delighted. I learned new information about my adopted city. It was definitely worth my while. I took my nephew and niece. I recommend it.

Thank Rick G
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had Charlie as a tour guide for the roughly 2 hour tour. He was fantastic, very informative and friendly. The tour is mostly of the grounds and a colonial period home that has been restored. The tour itself is on a paved path but if you have someone in a wheelchair it can be quite a chore (steep uphill... More 

Thank trenlong
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

What an outstanding step back into history. Amazing displays and our walking tour guide (Charlie) was well informed and delightful. A hidden treasure of Charlotte it is located on Shamrock right off of Eastway. Spend a few hours and enjoy the day.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The guided tour was the best part. The guide was fantastic and it was really enjoyable to take a step back in time. Admission is reasonable and worth every penny. I definitely recommend a visit to the Charlotte Museum of History if you are in the area.

Thank ElizabethTurbyfill
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is very worth while the costumes and reanactment Was fantastic so much to see and do There are taverns to eat at and market stalls So much history with the fun thrown People of all ages would love it

Thank Charmaine S
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

Thank 5GeorgiaTravelers
Providence, Rhode Island
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334 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 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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