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Charlotte Museum of History

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Address: 3500 Shamrock Dr, Charlotte, NC 28215-3297
Phone Number: 704-568-1774
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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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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
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Jean C
Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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1 Thank Sharon G
British Columbia, Canada
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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.

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4 Thank Dreamglobe
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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.

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3 Thank AkuByrd
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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.

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2 Thank Rick G
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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 

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2 Thank trenlong
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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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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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.

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