The History of Charlotte

Whether you’re a visitor, a proud native or an enthusiastic transplant who calls Charlotte home, you’re not “official” until you’ve become well-versed on some of the lesser-known ins and outs of the Queen City’s story.

posted by Tom Hanchett

These Charlotte Tours Retell the City’s History

Experience the Queen City’s past during these engaging experiences.

Charlotte's Presidential Past

From Presidents James K. Polk to Donald Trump, Charlotte has played host to a plethora of the nation’s most powerful people.

posted by Leah Hughes

Get to Know Charlotte: The Queen City

Even today, Charlotte’s storied past shapes locals’ day-to-day lives. To help you understand the Queen City—and why it’s called the Queen City—we’re answering some of visitors’ frequently asked questions about the city.

posted by Beth Castle