History

These Charlotte Tours Retell the City’s History

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

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Whether you’re a seasoned Charlotte resident or are just visiting for a few days, these tours offer high-level highlights of the city’s character and charm in an intimate, friendly fashion—leaving you feeling right at home.

Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours - Photo by Kyo H Nam Photography

Carolina History & Haunts Tours

Not just for Halloween, this 90-minute, lantern-led tour features all the haunting tales of Uptown’s ghostly past.

C-Charlotte Tours

Led by guides who are Charlotte natives, these two-hour driving excursions dig into the Queen City’s history while also spotlighting the area’s celebrated dining locales, entertainment venues, galleries, museums and much more.

Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours

Enjoy Charlotte’s beauty at a slower pace—to the backdrop of a soothing clip-clop—by cozying up on a 20-minute to one-hour horse-drawn carriage ride through Uptown.

Captain Jack Statue

Charlotte Liberty Walk

On this self-guided walking tour, 19 historic sites tell the story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County during the American Revolution. Points of interest include the site of Queen’s College, the site of Cook’s Inn (President George Washington spent the night here), Settler’s Cemetery and the Thomas Polk Park.

Charlotte NC Tours

Consistently ranked one of the top tour companies on TripAdvisor, Charlotte NC Tours’ most popular offering is the one- to two- hour Segway Tour through Uptown. Tour-goers glide through the city as they learn facts and history about the spots they pass, which include everything from historic sites and filming locations to the city’s most popular attractions.

Funny Bus Comedy City Tour

Catch a lift on the Funny Bus Comedy City Tour for a satirical spin on the sights and sounds of the Queen City. The 90-minute tour offers both a PG-13 and R-rated version and takes you through some of Charlotte’s most interesting enclaves, highlighting history and architecture and cracking jokes along the way. Added bonus: The Funny Bus allows you to bring your own alcohol on board.

Queen City Rides

Queen City Rides is a locally owned tour company that offers 90-minute city tours in their eco-friendly, eight-seat electric golf carts.