Now that Governor Cooper has moved the state into phase 2.5 of reopening, we are excited to announce that the museum will begin reopening to the public in phases starting with the opening of the grounds of the 1774 Alexander Homesite for one Saturday each month. Tickets are on sale now for the October 24, 2020 An Afternoon on the Grounds experience.
To protect the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff, the Museum building and grounds remain closed to the public as we have temporarily moved to digital-only events. These virtual events are free, together with new digital learning opportunities for children and families available 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.
Daily Guided Tours
The Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your admission ticket includes a guided tour of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site and self-guided tour of the museum galleries. The Hezekiah Alexander Home Site includes the 1774 Alexander Rock House, reconstructed log kitchen, springhouse, Backcountry Patriot statue, and the American Freedom Bell.
Docent-led tours are offered each hour on the hour starting at 12:00 p.m. with the last tour of the day leaving at 4:00 p.m.. Tours outside of our normal operating hours may be arranged with advanced notice for an off-hours fee starting at $100 per hour.
For additional information on visiting or scheduling a group tour, please call 704-568-1774 ext. 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in visiting The Charlotte Museum of History. We look forward to working with you to plan an enjoyable experience for your group. Whether you are planning for a bus tour or a family reunion, we can help you make your visit fun, educational and memorable.
For groups of ten or more people, we request that you make advance reservations, preferably at least two weeks prior to your visit. If you have not made an advance reservation, we will make every effort to accommodate your group, but cannot guarantee availability. To schedule a group tour, please contact Adult Education Specialist Angel Johnston by calling 704-568-1774 or emailing email@example.com.
Our group tour fee is $5.00 per person for 10 or more. There is a required sales tax that is added to the total of all tours. We ask that you please make every effort to pay for your group tour at least 48 hours in advance.
Admission to the museum includes:
- Self-guided tour of the museum galleries
- Guided tour of the Hezekiah Alexander Home Site (ca. 1774), a National Register of Historic Places site.
We are happy to customize your visit with a special tour or presentation for an additional fee.
Hours of Operation
We are happy to welcome your group to the Museum Tuesday through Saturday. We make appointments for group visits between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tours outside of our normal operating hours may be arranged with advanced notice for an off-hours fee starting at $100 per hour.
The Museum building is fully ADA accessible. The Hezekiah Alexander Home Site is a beautiful setting that is set at the top of a hill. Guided tours of the Home Site include periods of walking and periods of standing for several minutes. There is a paved path from the Museum building to the Home Site that can be accessed by a motorized wheelchair or a wheelchair that can be pushed. The interiors of the house, log kitchen, and springhouse are not accessible by wheelchair. Please let us know if anyone in your party may benefit from special accommodations.
K-12 Field Trips & Student Tours
To schedule a visit for your students, please visit our K-12 Field Trips page.