Historic Sites

Gantt Center
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach.

Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217

Reminiscent of Billy Graham’s upbringing on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Charlotte, the Library building is styled after a dairy barn, and his boyhood home has been restored a short walk from the main Library building.

Bost Grist Mill
4701 North Carolina 200
Concord, NC 28025

Bost Grist Mill has been serving Cabarrus County and surrounding communities since the early 1800’s. From the mill’s beginning on the banks of Rocky River, Bost Mill has continued to serve as the central marketplace for the community.

Carolinas Aviation Museum
4108 Minuteman Way
Charlotte, NC 28208

The Carolinas Aviation Museum has diverse exhibitions that tell stories that reach back to the very beginning of flight while embracing the multi-faceted world of contemporary aviation.

Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Road
Charlotte, NC 28209

Discovery Place Nature conjures curiosity and activates the imagination through educational experiences that help us connect to the natural world.

Discovery Place
301 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

We inspire curious thinkers to discover the wonders of science, technology and nature.

Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Rd,
Huntersville, NC 28078

Historic Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation and living history farm located within the Latta Nature Preserve in Huntersville, NC.  Tours of the Latta home are guided, and tours of the grounds are self guided.

Charlotte History Museum
3500 Shamrock Dr
Charlotte, NC 28215

Charlotte’s Road to Revolution Exhibition is composed of 17 original oil paintings by Charlotte artist Dan Nance, 20 interpretive panels and eighteenth-century antiques that tell the story of Charlotte’s earliest days.

Levine Museum of the New South
200 East 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Levine Museum’s mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont.

The Light Factory
1817 Central Avenue,
Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Our vision is to drive positive social change in Charlotte through the transformative power of photography and film.

McColl Center
721 N Tryon
Charlotte, NC 28202

Located in a historic, neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, the Center houses nine artist studios and over 5,000 square feet of Gallery space.

Mint Museum of Art
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

The Mint Museum’s collection of American Art includes paintings, unique works on paper, prints, sculpture, and photographs created from the Colonial Era through the Second World War.

Mint Museum of Craft + Design
730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207

This collection celebrates exceptional moments of artistic and design excellence in the areas of glass, fiber art, metal, studio jewelry, design, studio furniture, wood art, and clay.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
420 S Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Located on the southern edge of uptown Charlotte, Levine Center for the Arts brings together natural space, culture and innovative urban architecture to enhance the vibrancy of the city.

North Carolina Transportation Museum
411 South Salisbury Avenue
Spencer, NC 28159

Four large exhibit buildings represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad’s largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast.

Historic Rosedale Plantation
3427 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

The Historic Rosedale Plantation is truly the best kept secret in Charlotte. Take pleasure in exquisitely landscaped grounds or be inspired by the timeless grandeur of this home – with its majestic, century-old trees with year-round blooms.

President James K Polk State Historic Site
12031 Lancaster Highway
Pineville, NC 28134

This site is located on land once owned by the parents of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president.

Historic Rural Hill Farms –
4431 Neck Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Rural Hill is a Historic Site, Nature Preserve, Field Trip Destination, Cultural Events Site, Farm, and all around great place to get away from one’s daily stresses in life.