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. Visit the Events Page to purchase tickets for upcoming An Afternoon on the Grounds experiences.

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.

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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

Lunch & Learn: Ring Shout & “Remembrance”

February 4, 2021 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

For this installment of our Lunch & Learn series, we are joined by UNCC Department of Dance Professor Tamara Williams and Filmmaker Marlon Morrison to learn more about the history of Ring Shout dances and the creation of the piece “Remembrance” for the UNCC Fall Dance Concert. Portions of the piece were filmed outside Siloam School as Williams and Morrison looked to capture the history of this dance style in the shadow of Charlotte’s historic spaces

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An Afternoon on the Grounds – February

February 13, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

On February 13th, 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 will not be open. No restrooms are available for visitors, so please plan accordingly.

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Inside Siloam School

February 18, 2021 - February 28, 2021 5:00 pm VIRTUAL

Join us for a week-long a special virtual event highlighting one of Charlotte’s last remaining Rosenwald-era Schools. The event will feature a kick-off program Thursday evening, plus thanks to 360Tour technology, you can virtually go inside of the 1920s era school. Tickets on sale now including a special “Friend of Siloam” ticket that includes a $100 donation to the project.

Click here to learn more and purchase tickets

An Afternoon on the Grounds – March

March 13, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

On March 13th, 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 will not be open. No restrooms are available for visitors, so please plan accordingly.

Click here to learn more 

An Afternoon on the Grounds – April

April 10, 2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3500 Shamrock Drive

On April 10th, 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 will not be open. No restrooms are available for visitors, so please plan accordingly.

Click here to learn more