As the Museum prepares for a phased re-opening, our Fall 2020 special events will be virtual. We are excited to announce a special, one-day-only Afternoon on the Grounds in-person, outdoor experience on Saturday, Sept. 19. Stay tuned for more details and to purchase tickets.

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Mad About Modern Tour Online

September 26, 2020 - October 4, 2020 6:00 pm


The Mad About Modern Home Tour is back for its 9th year! Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s Tour is going digital.

Join us for a great kick-off event Saturday September 26 at 6:00pm highlighting Charlotte Modernism with NCModernist Founder George Smart. Then step inside the renovated Cohen-Fumero House and two other exceptional midcentury modern homes from the safety and comfort of your own home. Your ticket even includes a beautiful guide to the architecture and design of each home.

Tickets and Sponsorships are available now! To learn more about the houses featured on this year’s tour, visit

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Preservation Seminar Series

October 20, 2020 12:00 pm - October 22, 2020 1:15 pm Youtube

Join us online for three seminars on preserving the historic built environment presented in partnership with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission. If you are considering rehabilitation or preservation of a historic property (whether as a homeowner, business owner, or real estate developer), you will learn about the wide range of preservation tools to assist your efforts. Topics covered over the three days will include local historic landmark designation, national register listing and tax incentives and preservation easements. Presenters will be professional staff from local agencies (Charlotte Historic District Commission and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission), the State Historic Preservation Office and nonprofit groups (Preservation North Carolina and Preserve Mecklenburg Inc).

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An Afternoon on the Grounds

October 24, 2020 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

For one day only! On October 24th, 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.

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