With the omicron variant spreading so rapidly in our community, and with the safety of our visitors and staff in mind, the Museum is rescheduling its free community day originally planned for this Saturday, Jan. 15. The museum building and grounds will be closed to the public through the month of January. The museum plans to reopen to the public for regular hours on Saturday, Feb. 5. Tickets for February admission are on sale now. To purchase, click the “Buy Tickets” button below.

The new exhibit, “A Better Life for Our Children. Photographs & Stories by Andrew Feiler” will open to the public on Saturday, Feb. 5 instead. The free community day to celebrate the opening of the new exhibit is now planned for Saturday, Feb. 26, as part of the annual African American Heritage Festival. 

The Museum offers engaging exhibits, tours, and programs for visitors of all ages. The museum galleries and historic grounds are now open, and during our guided tours you can view the interiors of the historic buildings at the 1774 Homesite. Daily tickets are limited. Planning a visit? We recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Join us today!

You can find virtual tours and free history programs on the Digital Learning page. Have questions? Please email the Museum at


Open Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, with last entry at 4:00 pm.


Museum admission includes access to all current exhibits in the Museum building, including the brand-new Siloam School exhibit, as well as access to the grounds of the 1774 Homesite for self-guided tours. All visitors must purchase an admission ticket to visit the Museum.

  • $10 – Adults
  • $7 – Seniors (62+), Children (6-17), and students w/ ID
  • Free: Children (0-5)
  • Free: CMH Members (must confirm upon arrival)
  • Blue Star Museum: between Memorial Day and Labor Day, admission is free to active-duty military personnel and their families

To create a safer space for our visitors, volunteers, and staff, tours of the 1774 Alexander Rock House will be temporarily suspended for the month of January. The historic spaces are small and do not have adequate ventilation. A digital guide to the homesite is included in all admission tickets and visitors can explore the 7-acre grounds for self-guided experiences. The Museum building and galleries will remain open with safety policies in place.


Admission to the Museum and Guided Tours of the 1774 Homesite is limited to allow for social distancing. When possible, please maintain at least 6 feet of space between yourself and those not in your party while inside the Museum and historic structures.


When indoors, all visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. Visitors ages 2-5 are highly encouraged to wear a face covering when indoors.

When outdoors, all visitors over the age of 5 must 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 outdoors.

In certain areas, you will find signs that say, “Mask On.” These are areas where you will interact with Museum staff and interpreters and may come in close contact with others. To protect them and you, masks are required in these areas.


3500 Shamrock Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28215

Just 5 miles from Uptown Charlotte, the Museum is located at 3500 Shamrock Dr, between Eastway Dr. and Sharon Amity Rd.


The museum has ample parking for cars and buses. Parking is free for visitors.


Service animals only in the Museum or on the historic grounds.


Video and still photography for non-commercial use is permitted[1] .

Permission is required to schedule photography or videography for commercial use or for special occasions, including family portraits, prom photos, wedding/engagement photos, or any other promotional use.

The fee is $150/hour and must be paid in advance. To schedule a photo session, call 704.568.1774 ext. 106 or email