The Charlotte Museum Of History, Charlotte, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Padon
N 35° 14.016 W 080° 45.994
17S E 521240 N 3898973
Quick Description: Includes oldest standing structure in Mecklenburg Co. NC (1774), and Largest Ground Level Bell in the US.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2009 12:54:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM7044
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 7

Long Description:
The following is courtesy of the museums website.

The Charlotte Museum of History offers Charlotte’s history over three centuries
through a rich diversity of learning experiences. Originally founded to preserve the
1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the museum today offers living history
programs at the historic site as well as exhibits and events at our spacious new
museum building on a ten-acre campus.

About the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite
Hezekiah Alexander was a colonial settler who became one of Charlotte’s foremost
patriots during the American Revolution. His distinctive two-story stone house,
known as the Rock House, stands as Charlotte’s oldest surviving building and is
listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the original restored
house with period furnishings, additional buildings and features at the Homesite include
a reconstructed spring house, a reproduction log cabin kitchen, a reproduction
barn, and a colonial herb garden. Living history tours by costumed interpreters are
offered daily and provide an interactive, in-depth experience of the Homesite.

About the Charlotte Museum of History Exhibits and Collections
The spacious new museum building on the Homesite campus offers an exciting
setting for innovative and educational exhibits about the region’s past. Familyfriendly
displays include an architectural model of the colonial village that became
Charlotte, and chronicle three hundred years of Charlotte’s history. The museum
grounds are graced by the American Freedom Bell, the largest cast bell in the world
viewed at eye level.

About Community Events at the Museum and Homesite
The Charlotte Museum of History receives over 50,000 visitors each year. In addition
to daily living history tours and tours for school groups, the museum offers community
events and historic reenactments, presents an annual Distinguished Speaker Series
and Women Making History Series, and partners with many local organizations
for events and programs. The museum hosts meetings for numerous community
groups, and is a popular venue for family reunions, weddings, and parties.

THE CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
3500 Shamrock Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28215
(visit link)
10am-5pm Tue.-Sat.
1pm-5pm Sun.
Closed Mondays
$6.00 Adults
$5.00 Students and Seniors
$3.00 Children 6-12
Free Children under 6
Free Parking
Theme:
Local history


Street Address:
3500 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
10am-5pm Tue.-Sat. 1pm-5pm Sun. Closed on Mondays


Cost: 6.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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