The Museum has seven galleries with permanent and temporary exhibits about more than 400 years of Charlotte history. Some exhibits are available to view online. In addition, visitors can explore the 1774 Alexander Rock House, springhouse, and kitchen included with regular admission. You can purchase tickets and a guided tour here.
The Alexander Rock House is the last standing home of a framer of North Carolina’s first Constitution and first Bill of Rights. Finished in 1774, the building is a testament to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of its creators, the labor of enslaved people, and the last remaining structure of Charlotte’s Revolutionary history.
Alongside our community partners, the Museum led a $1.2 million fundraising effort to save the historic Siloam School, one of Mecklenburg County’s oldest remaining African American schoolhouses. The school moved to the Museum's East Charlotte campus in September 2023 and is currently undergoing restorations in preparation for use as an educational resource.
The American Freedom Bell celebrates the ideals of freedom and liberty promised in the U.S. Declaration of Independence. It is here to remind us not only to "never forget that you are free," but also to fight to ensure everyone enjoys true freedom and liberty. It was donated by the Belk Foundation in 2000 and is the largest bell of its type in the world. It is 7 feet tall, 7 feet wide, and weighs 7.5 tons.