JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

JAARS Museum of the Alphabet, Waxhaw: Hours, Address, JAARS Museum of the Alphabet Reviews: 5/5

JAARS Museum of the Alphabet

JAARS Museum of the Alphabet
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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fishinWoman
BRISTOL20 contributions
Couples
If you ever wondered how written language developed all over tge world you will love this museum. Understandable explanations of how various types of written language occurred over the span of thousands of years. Great history lesson too. I thoroughly enjoyed myself & will come back again when I return to the area. Just a small building but packed full of interesting knowlege. Be sure to also take a tour of JAARS across the street for a full day of learning.
Written May 13, 2021
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Sailor_G_USN
Waxhaw, NC325 contributions
A fascinating look into languages and how they were developed. They also explain how ancient languages have been deciphered. Why was the Rosetta stone so important? I'm not a linguist, but I enjoyed it. My wife is a linguist and she learned a lot too. I'm not sure an audio tour is available, but it would be more informative. The museum is free, but donations are accepted.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ed D
Buzzards Bay, MA99 contributions
Friends
The Museum of the Alphabet is a fascinating exploration of how the languages of the world came to be. You'll learn more here than you ever thought about how language developed, and how many languages are being reduced to written form for the first time. You can type your name in Braille, or have your name translated into several languages, such as Arabic, Bengali, or Hebrew. The historical displays are educational and fun for families or people of nay age.
Written October 15, 2018
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Thank you for the kind review. We are so glad that you had a good time and learned a lot during your visit. We are adding new exhibits soon so come back and see us again sometime.
Written October 17, 2018
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moreauak
Newport, NC186 contributions
Couples
This museum is part of the JAARS center in Waxhaw, NC - you can find all about it on-line...and find out when the next JAARS day is so that you get the total experience...including the museums (the Mexico museum is there also). You'll meet some great people, you'll always feel welcomed...and you'll come away much richer for the experience.
Written May 25, 2016
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CharlotteDayTripper
Charlotte, NC1,420 contributions
Couples
What a discovery! Much too much to absorb in one visit, this museum traces the evolution of all languages from pre-history to current day. It's a fascinating journey and anyone who is interested in languages, cultures, and how the various lingual branches evolved should pay this little museum a visit. Any students doing research around these topics would have a wealth of information. The exhibits are exhaustive and very well done, the docents were helpful. Most of it is reading, with some hands on type things. For older children.
Written December 31, 2015
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Nina S
Charlotte, NC6 contributions
What a gem! This free museum is full of interesting displays and facts about the world's languages and alphabets. Worth the trip for those interested in linguistics, history and cultures.
Written May 23, 2015
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mshenoy0
Charlotte, NC2 contributions
We went there after reading about it in the magazine. We were greeted by ms Elizabeth. What a wonderful friend companion she was. She gave full tour with lot of information and love. We enjoyed exhibit on our language hindi. Must visit for a whole family.
Written November 27, 2014
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Kristin E
Charlotte, NC12 contributions
Friends
South of Charlotte, near Waxhaw in rural Union County, is a hidden gem that is worth searching out. This free museum features colorful, interesting displays that detail the progress of written communication throughout history. Scattered throughout the rooms are interactive displays that will capture the attention of school age kids as well as adults. It's a good place for home schooling families. You can breeze through in 30 minutes, but to "see it all" you could easily spend a full day or more. On week days lunch is available for purchase across the street at the JAARS Center. (Large groups need to make reservations.)
I became familiar with this museum when I served on staff with JAARS. Now retired, I still take friends to visit when they are in the area.
Written May 26, 2012
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MartyLK
Willoughby, OH80 contributions
We had heard about the museum from someone and made a long trip to find it. It was worth the effort. The guide was very informative and help to make our visit more enjoyable. It takes about 2 hours to really see and digest all the information. No fee but donations welcomed. Not for young kids.
Written August 19, 2019
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irene b
Roscoe, IL12 contributions
Couples
A great place to visit with yourself , family or friends. Very interesting and informative. More to see and explore than you think.
Written May 7, 2019
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