3500 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC 28215
The Charlotte Museum of History's exhibit program serves the museum's mission and objectives by "sharing Charlotte's stories." The galleries help visitors understand the history of Charlotte and what it means to be a Charlottean. The exhibits showcase and interpret the growing collection that emphasizes Charlotte's rich and varied history to illustrate the interrelationship of Charlotte's past, present, and future.
Behind the formal landscaping and modern architecture of the front of the museum, visitors will find manicured lawns leading to a wandering path through woods and gardens, across a stream and up the hill to the Homesite. While the grounds are a fine place for a picnic, a photography, or simply a leisurely nature walk, they also feature a number of interesting outdoor features and exhibits.
Guided tours of the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite are offered daily at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Knowledgeable docents dressed in 18th century costume lead visitors through the buildings and grounds, discussing artifacts and furnishings found in the buildings, and illustrating the everyday lives of the Alexanders. They also place these buildings and people in the broader context of the history of early Charlotte and its position in the fight for American independence.