The museum has begun our first stage of reopening to the public, starting with the opening of the grounds of the 1774 Alexander Homesite one Saturday each month. Tickets are on sale now for the October 24, 2020 An Afternoon on the Grounds experience.

Each month this fall, visitors can explore the historic site and learn about Charlotte history safely. Visit the Events page to learn more and to find our upcoming online programs. Learning opportunities for students and families can be found on our Digital Learning page.

We need your financial support to serve the community during this challenging time and to keep protecting Charlotte's oldest home, the 1774 Alexander Rock House.

Can you support us with a donation or membership today?

 

Virtual 360Tour of the 1774 Alexander Rock House

October 28, 2020 - December 31, 2021 12:00 pm

The 1774 Alexander Rock House is now more accessible than ever! The Charlotte Museum of History has created a 360 degree virtual tour of the Revolutionary-era home, giving visitors insider access to the historic home’s interior, as well as spaces not ordinarily open to the public, including the home’s basement and the nearby springhouse.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets

Guided Virtual 360Tour of the 1774 Alexander Rock House

November 7, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The 1774 Alexander Rock House is now more accessible than ever! The Charlotte Museum of History has created a 360 degree virtual tour of the Revolutionary-era home, giving visitors insider access to the historic home’s interior, as well as spaces not ordinarily open to the public, including the home’s basement and the nearby springhouse. This special add-on ticket allows purchasers to experience the 360Tour with a live museum docent, who will lead people through the virtual tour, provide in-depth information about the rooms and objects in them and answer questions in real time, all via Zoom.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets

Indigenous Peoples Week

November 9, 2020 - November 14, 2020 1:57 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

In partnership with the Catawba Indian Nation, The Charlotte Museum of History will host an Indigenous Peoples Week-Long Celebration November 9 – 14. The free, family-friendly events will stream live on the museum’s Facebook and YouTube channels, offering a daily immersion into various aspects of Indigenous culture, including pottery, dance, food and agriculture.

Click here to register and see a full schedule of events.

Lunch & Learn: Catawba Pottery: Tradition & Innovation

November 13, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm 3500 SHAMROCK DRIVE

Pottery-making has been an integral part of Catawba identity for more than 4,000 years.

Techniques have always been passed down from master to apprentice.

Chief of the Catawba Indian Nation Bill Harris and his student, Elizabeth Harris, will put on a live demonstration of this historic art form and its modern innovations.

Click here to register

An Afternoon on the Grounds

November 21, 2020 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

On November 21st, the Museum will open our 8-acre site for a self-guided, outdoor experience of Charlotte’s oldest home site. Guests can explore the Museum’s park-like setting, walk through the garden, and view the historic buildings. Tickets are discounted to just $10 per vehicle and include a digital guidebook that tells the story of the people who lived and worked at the Rock House and includes videos and resources to dig deeper into Charlotte’s past. To support social distancing, tickets are limited.

Visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering when they may be within six feet of any person not in their group, including Museum staff.  Visitors ages 2-5 are highly encouraged to wear a face covering. Please read our full mask policy below.

The Museum building as well as the historic buildings will not be open. No restrooms are available for visitors, so please plan accordingly.

Click here to learn more

An Afternoon on the Grounds

December 5, 2020 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

On December 5th, the Museum will open our 8-acre site for a self-guided, outdoor experience of Charlotte’s oldest home site. Guests can explore the Museum’s park-like setting, walk through the garden, and view the historic buildings. Tickets are discounted to just $10 per vehicle and include a digital guidebook that tells the story of the people who lived and worked at the Rock House and includes videos and resources to dig deeper into Charlotte’s past. To support social distancing, tickets are limited.

Visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a face covering when they may be within six feet of any person not in their group, including Museum staff.  Visitors ages 2-5 are highly encouraged to wear a face covering. Please read our full mask policy below.

The Museum building as well as the historic buildings will not be open. No restrooms are available for visitors, so please plan accordingly.

Click here to learn more 

Guided Virtual 360Tour of the 1774 Alexander Rock House

December 19, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The 1774 Alexander Rock House is now more accessible than ever! The Charlotte Museum of History has created a 360 degree virtual tour of the Revolutionary-era home, giving visitors insider access to the historic home’s interior, as well as spaces not ordinarily open to the public, including the home’s basement and the nearby springhouse. This special add-on ticket allows purchasers to experience the 360Tour with a live museum docent, who will lead people through the virtual tour, provide in-depth information about the rooms and objects in them and answer questions in real time, all via Zoom.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets