Escape from Devil Charlie


Friday, October 25, 2019 | 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
3500 Shamrock Dr

One of the most chilling crimes of the 18th century is brought back to life for one night only as you try to solve the mysterious death of Polly Alexander. Did her husband, the infamous “Devil Charlie” Polk murder her with their infant son in her arms?

Do you have what it takes to solve the crime before Devil Charlie comes for you?

Journey through the darkness of the woods and into the heart of Mecklenburg County’s oldest home as The Charlotte Museum of History proudly presents this immersive and theatrical haunted history attraction.

This experience includes loud explosions, special effects, and moments of complete darkness.

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VIP Perks

  • Escape from Devil Charlie FastPass (Go straight to the front of the line!)
  • One (01) Specialty Cocktail
  • VIP Lanyard
  • Zombie Photo Op (with Free Digital Download)


Your Ticket Includes

  • A 360 degree immersive theatrical experience
  • Access to the pre-party experience that includes a cash bar, DJ Curtis English, and more surprises.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is this event?

Friday, October 25th, 2019.  Doors open at 6:00pm. Tours begin at dark.  This experience takes place between 6:00pm and 10:00pm.  Prior to the event, you will receive a separate email with your arrival window. Upon your arrival, you’ll be assigned to a group and will have an opportunity to explore the museum, grab a drink from the cash bar, and listen to DJ Curtis English.  Tours will depart frequently throughout the night.

What is the location of this event?

This event happens outdoors at the Charlotte Museum of History located at
3500 Shamrock Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28215

How long is the experience?

Upon your arrival, you’ll be assigned to a group and will have an opportunity to explore the museum, grab a drink from the cash bar, and listen to DJ Curtis English.  Tours will depart frequently throughout the night.  Due to the immersive and interactive nature of this event, the length of each group experience will vary slightly.  Expect the actual tour to last around 45 minutes.

Is it scary?

At no point will any of our performers jump out and scare you.  You will, however, find yourself immersed in scenes that happen 360° around you, including special effects, loud explosions, and moments of extreme darkness.  While we understand that the term “scary” means something different to everyone, we would consider this event more suspenseful and intense than frightening.

Will the characters grab me?

Absolutely not.  You may have opportunities to interact with a character, but at no point will anyone grab or touch you in any way.

Is this event handicap accessible?

This event takes place at a historic site and covers lots of ground, including walking along paved sidewalks, grassy terrain, and some stairs.  For 2019, our event is not accessible by wheelchair.

What happens if it rains?

This event is rain or shine.  If in the event of very extreme weather conditions a decision is made to cancel or reschedule the event, your ticket purchase will be transferred or refunded.

Do you serve alcoholic beverages?

Drinks will be available for sale at the event. One free signature cocktail is included with the purchase of a VIP ticket to this event.

Should I bring my children to this event?

We love presenting programing for children and family groups throughout the year, but recommend this specific event to those 21 and older.

Do you have concessions and restrooms?

Yes.  Drinks are available for purchase.  All guests will have access to restrooms at The Charlotte Museum of History.

What is not allowed at this event?

We do not allow any weapons, pets, smoking, lighters, e-cigarettes, outside food or drinks, cameras, flashlights, or laser pointers.

Can I smoke and use lighters?


Can we be thrown out?

Yes.  We do not allow disrespectful language, pushing, vulgar behavior, weapons of any kind, outside food or drink, etc.  The first violation of these rules will usually bring a warning, and after the second, you will be asked to leave without a refund.

Do you charge for parking?

No. Parking is 100% free for this event.

Will I get a physical ticket?

No. When you purchase a ticket you will be added to the list for the event.  Please check in when you arrive. You will, however, receive a confirmation in your email letting you know your transaction is complete.

Escape from Devil Charlie