The Charlotte Museum of History provides an exceptional educational experience for your students.

School visits can be scheduled Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information or to schedule a program, please email or call 704-568-1774.

Our programs are aligned with the N.C. Common Core and Essential Standards.

A visit to The Charlotte Museum of History can include any combination of the following options:

  • Guided tour of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and interactive activity.
  • Guided tour of the museum exhibits:  Rock House Mysteries and Charlotte Neighborhoods, along with gallery scavenger hunts.
  • One of our special topic educational programs.

We are happy to work with you to design a visit that meets your needs.

An Overview of Our Educational Programming

The Hezekiah Alexander Home Site is a culturally significant and powerful setting for educational programs and brings to life important themes in our national history. Here students, residents, and visitors can explore the three cultures that settled the Carolina Backcountry: the Catawba Indian Tribe, European Immigrants, and African Americans, as well as the ideas and events that led to the American Revolution and the influential Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War.

Hezekiah Alexander played a leadership role in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County during the years North Carolina was a British colony. He was elected by his peers to lead during the critical years of 1774 to 1776 when Committees of Safety served as the de facto government following the end of royal government. He was then elected to serve as a member of the North Carolina Fifth Provincial Congress that wrote North Carolina’s first constitution and bill of rights.

The Home Site includes the original Alexander house, ca. 1774, a renovated log kitchen, and a reconstructed springhouse.

Our educational programs bring history to life.  Our visitors range from local students and adults, to regional visitors, along with national and international guests.  Our programs and services contribute to the quality of life for residents of the Charlotte and Mecklenburg area and generate economic benefits as a strong component of the heritage tourism industry.

Our programs take place in both the museum building and at the Hezekiah Alexander home site.