Guided tours include the 1774 Alexander Rock House, reconstructed log kitchen, springhouse, and a celebratory ringing of the American Freedom Bell. Tours are led by experienced museum docents and the content is appropriate for family audiences. To learn more about the Homesite and what you’ll learn during a guided tour, visit the About – 1774 Alexander Homesite page.
Guided tours last about 60 minutes and are held rain or shine. Tours may be delayed or canceled for thunder, lightning, sleet, or other dangerous inclement weather.
Regular Museum admission includes access to a Digital Guide to the grounds of the 1774 Homesite for self-guided tours. Self-guided tours do not include access to the interiors of the historic structures.
Guided tours are offered at 2:00 pm each Friday, and at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm on Saturdays. Tickets are limited and we recommend purchasing them in advance. Guided tours are available for all visitors ages 6+ as an $5.00/person add-on ticket to the daily admission fee. Guided tours are free for children ages 0-5 and Museum members.
Please note that groups with 10 or more people must schedule a private guided tour in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your private tour today!
Private group tours are available by appointment only. Please visit our booking page for availability, and email email@example.com with any questions.
Virtual group tours may be available for both the 1774 Alexander Rock House and the Historic Siloam School. For pricing and availability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mad About Modern home tour is an educational program of the Charlotte Museum of History to raise awareness and appreciation of Charlotte’s historic built environment, particularly midcentury modern architecture, design, and lifestyle.
Each year, the Museum and our committee of community volunteers (aka the "Mod Squad") work with prospective homeowners and community members to curate a selection of homes that represent the diversity of styles and creativity that represent midcentury originals and midcentury modern-inspired homes in the greater Charlotte area. On the day of the tour, attendees are able to step inside to see these defining features and learn more about the history of this time in our city.