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Charlotte Museum of History

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Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215-3297
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+1 704-568-1774
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Tue - Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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I had never heard about a group from Mecklenberg declaring independence from England almost a year before we actually did declare independence from England. Also, nice guided... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 4, 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We went to the first of a series of teas related to British history and were delighted. We saw lots of intriguing things that make us want to go back and spend more time.

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Geneva, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

When i got there the sign said to go to the gift shop, the gift shop was not opened. Another lady came and she was also suprised gift shop closed. A staff member came out and said they were not open till 11am, no sign stating this that I saw. She let me pay and go around by myself with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

I had never heard about a group from Mecklenberg declaring independence from England almost a year before we actually did declare independence from England. Also, nice guided tour of the historical buildings on the grounds.

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Thank Laurel S
Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This is a nice museum with a modern building and a historic house. Requires some walking. The modern displays have a lot of reading and not that many artifacts. Guide was knowledgeable.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We took our grandchildren to a free day. They had people dressed up for a special presentation. They had kid activities,a tour of the house and yards and free ice cream.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We found this museum by accident one day while visiting Charlotte and were just delighted! Great history here and a very interesting place to visit.

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Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Living in Charlotte for the past 21 years I had never been to this museum, but it's nice. The museum traces the history of Charlotte and features the city's oldest house. The docent did a great job, and he was very patient with my questions that were more about historical specifics.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

There is free parking. As one enters the museum, there is a 3-D map showing the area. Those providing the commentaries are dressed in the time period of which they speak. The first original three story stone home of Hezikiah Alexander's in Mecklenburg County is preserved for your touring experiment. One is able to actually see and feel how those... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

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.

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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