Charlotte Museum of History

  • NC


3500 Shamrock Drive
United States

About Us

The Charlotte Museum of History offers Charlotte’s history over three centuries through a rich diversity of learning experiences. Originally founded to preserve the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the museum today offers living history programs on the historic grounds as well as exhibits and events at our spacious museum building. The Charlotte Museum of History receives over 50,000 visitors each year and caters to a wide variety of guests including those who participate in our daily living history tours and guided tours for school groups. The museum also hosts a variety of lecture series, educational opportunities, and partners with many local organizations for events and programs.

Mission: The Charlotte Museum of History, an educational organization, captures and shares the stories of the Charlotte region from settlement forward through exhibits and programs. The museum collects, preserves, researches, and interprets regional artifacts, including the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite.