Arts & Culture

Museum of the Alphabet

Hours

Closed
Sun
Closed
Mon-Sat
9AM-4PM

Location

Waxhaw

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4.7

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Luke Shaver

8 months ago

I went to the Night at the Museum and it was fun to see living statues come to life and share stories of cross cultural workers or nationals in first person! The painting is ornate and beautiful throughout. Many scripts alphabets are included in their coverage. It's kinda crazy to see how shapes of letters changed over time, or that different alphabets include unique sounds that mine doesn't! It's exciting to see what they're doing with unwritten languages today!

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Spence Hackney

3 years ago

An amazing amount of effort went into this place. Wow!

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Jerry Wibberly

a year ago

Very informative!

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Julie Limmer

a year ago

How often do we think about the origin of alphabets? For most of us... never! But this world class museum starts with Sumerian cuneiform and takes us through the history and development of alphabets and writing systems across the globe. It even introduces modern day alphabet makers working among language groups with no written language. There are activities for kids, but this museum is a beautiful place for adults to take time.

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Kayla Jayne Dorsett

2 months ago

Drove forever to get here only to have it be closed when we got here even though this said they were open