Charlotte Museum of History
Explore Charlotte’s history through engaging exhibits, events, and tours at The Charlotte Museum of History. Museum programs and exhibits explore important civic themes and how their meaning has evolved over time, including ideals of liberty, freedom, equity, justice, democracy, and citizenship.
The Museum sits on an eight-acre wooded campus in fast-changing East Charlotte. It’s the site of the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Rock House built circa 1774 for the Alexander household. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated local landmark, the house is Charlotte’s only remaining structure from the days of the Revolutionary period. Nearby are a relocated barn dating to the era, a reproduction log kitchen, and a reconstructed two-story springhouse. Tours of the site and museum programs highlight how people lived during that era and tell of the many cultures that came together to build Charlotte, including the stories of Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities.
Recently moved to NC and decided on this little gem as our first "local history" trip. The inside of the museum is beautiful, well-lit and open. Prepare to do lots of reading about the history of Hezekiah Alexander and Charlotte. There are some beautiful paintings in the "Charlotte's Road to Revolution" exhibit by local artist Dan Nance and a nice little photography exhibit by photographer Daniel Coston. The real gem, however, is the guided tour of the history of the Hezekiah Alexander house and property. Our guide was friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful and the tour was very informational. I highly recommend a visit!
Wonderful facility, tour and guides were excellent. There was a tactical activity for the kids at each stop on the tour. This interaction made it all the more enjoyable!
It was so fun! The guide was awesome, the springhouse was refreshing to go inside of on a hot day, overall it was so tasteful and amazingly awesome!
Very neat museum showing historical, ecological, economical, geographical perspectives. The original Hezekiah Alexander homestead is also on the property. Admission is typically $10/person. However, several nights throughout the year offer free events/admission. It's worth the trip. Good for adults and kids, alike.
I love history..so if yu do too...go visit this place!
We in Windsor Park would appreciate Aldersgate begin construction of a Shamrock Drive entrance to your farm. You by all means don't lack the funds. This would be a true celebration by Aldersgate, actually being a good neighbor.
We chose Aldersgate Retirement Home for many reasons. The Compassionate Staff has been a joy to work with, and they have by far on of the most Beautiful Campus areas anyone could ask for. The Residents and everyone connected there, seem to be very loving, caring about each other, and this is what we look forward to. Regards, Dan & Ruth Kay
If you have to make the hard decision to place your loved one in a Skilled Nursing Facility or a community that caters to all older adults, this will be an excellent choice. The grounds on this property were so immaculate it was incredible. There was some new construction going on but even that area was tidy and neat. They offer everything from single homes with garages to a secure unit for those who have challenges and need direct supervision. It was very clean and no orders were present which was a pleasant surprise for me. The rooms were nice and spacious with a nice flat screen TV with cable. The amenities were tremendous with a full-scale physical therapy room with a therapy pool included. Which is very convenient for older those that need therapy.This place has a lot to offer for the Aging community. The only thing I notice is at dinner time when I was visiting there were only about 10 residents in the dining hall and several of them had to wait to be fed for over 30 minutes while their food was getting cold. They may need to staff more people at least for dinner time. What the residents were very patient and I guess it's because it had no other choice especially those who need assistance being fed that's the only negative thing I notice on my visit to this beautiful, immaculate living facility for older adults.
This place came highly recommended by a friend. Unfortunately, they do not return phone calls. I have called and left detailed messages three times on their "confidential" voice mail system. After three attempts to speak with them, I am giving up. I hope this is not indicative of the care they give to their residents, or how they communicate with families.
Clean,beautiful place and people to work with. Patient satisfaction is a plus.
The museum itself was a bit underwhelming - lots of unused space. But the guided tour of the house and grounds was awesome! Our guide was great and dressed in period clothing. Very enthusiastic and lots of fun!
Website said it was open on Saturday but it was closed. Drove over two hours for nothing.
Fair enough for southern traditions but I prefer Mount Vernon further up north if you ask me
Robert “Bobby” Williams jr.
Had to help my son finish a assignment for 4th grade. It was perfect.
I absolutely love this Museum! The staff here are wonderful with children! I went with my son's School and was impressed with the tour. Furthermore, the tour guides where educators and comfortable with children. They accurately portrayed people of that time and provided a great deal of information about the colonial period here in Charlotte. Families should go learn about the history of Charlotte!