We stopped here on our trip to Charlotte, because all the travel books said to go. Don't expect anything more than a place to shop. Even though this is a historic place there is no history inside. It's just a place to buy stuff. I bought a neat piece of driftwood from S.C. with an air plant on it and someone else in my group bought a very small seagrass basket, but that is all. I wish they had had an area which showed it yrs.ago vs, what it is like today. A bunch of old photos to look at would have been nice. If shopping is not your thing a walk by is all you need to do.