As the Museum prepares for a phased re-opening, our Fall 2020 special events will be virtual. Most of these virtual events are free, together with new digital learning opportunities for children and families available on our Digital Learning page. We also can schedule interactive, virtual field trips for schools. For details, visit our Programs for Schools page. 

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Bring Local History to Life For Your Students

Give your kids a one-of-a-kind adventure to Charlotte’s past! Join us at the Charlotte Museum of History as we explore the history of our region through a series of interactive journeys. Visit the 1774 Hezekiah Alexander Homesite and our collection of unique artifacts that tell the story of Charlotte’s growth from a sleepy hamlet in the Carolina Backcountry to the major metropolitan city it is today. Your students will experience history up close and personal as they learn about the life of a backcountry patriot in early colonial Mecklenburg, join the American Revolution in Charlotte, learn how to survive on the edge of empire, and more!

We can schedule your field trip Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am until 5:00pm. We deliver most programs on-site at the Charlotte Museum of History, but we can also travel to your school for a nominal additional fee. Need a program delivered outside of our standard hours? Let’s talk about it!

For additional information about any of the programs listed below, please email K-12 Education Specialist Lauren Wallace at or call 704-568-1774. To schedule your visit, please complete our Field Trip Request Form.

The following chart is designed to help determine the best fit for your students. Each program may be adapted for multiple audiences but was designed with a particular audience in mind. The following are suggestions for target audiences based on the curriculum alignment with the Common Core and North Carolina Essential Standards.

 PreK – 2nd3rd – 5th6th – 8th9th – 12thHomeschool + Multi-ageAvailable for offsite delivery?
When Charlotte Was Young Like MeX   XYes
Colonial CharlotteXX  XNo
Revolutionary Charlotte X  XYes
It All STEMs from Here XX XNo
History Detectives Primary Source Residency Program  XX Yes