Solving the Rock House Mysteries
The 1774 Alexander Rock House is an incredible historic preservation success story for Mecklenburg County and the surrounding region. Solving the Rock House Mysteries celebrates this success and explores historic preservation through the restoration and preservation of the Alexander Homesite.
While a tour of the Rock House allows visitors to step back in time, Solving the Rock House Mysteries answers many of questions about the history of the house beyond the Alexanders’ time there, through the 1960s and 1970s restorations, and up to the present.
This exhibit tells the story of how the Rock House was meticulously restored by preservation architects and craftsmen drawing on construction materials and techniques used in the mid-1700s and furnished by material culture experts with antiques from the region and period.
Note: this exhibit is part of the Charlotte Gems exhibit, open through December 2023
Check out the virtual tour of this exhibit below.