Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Ms. Terri L. White
Primary Contact Name
Terri White
Main Address

Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive Charlotte NC 28215
Charlotte, NC 28215
United States

What We Do

The Charlotte Museum of History saves and shares the Charlotte region’s history, connecting the past to current issues and opportunities. We believe a shared understanding of the past can enrich the community’s future, and we work to tell the stories of all parts of our community and all those who have inhabited our area.

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 Rock House built circa 1774 for the Hezekiah 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. The museum is also home to the Rosenwald-era Siloam School, which was relocated to the museum campus in 2023 to undergo extensive restoration for eventual inclusion in regular museum tours and activities. 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.

Geographic Location

Independence Day at the Museum
Duration of 3 hours
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Junior Historian Day: What's the Stitch?
Duration of 2 hours
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Junior Historian Day: Trade & Tryon
Duration of 2 hours
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