The Charlotte Museum of History saves and shares the Charlotte region’s history, connecting the past to current issues and opportunities. We believe a shared understanding of the past can enrich the community’s future, and we work to tell the stories of all parts of our community and all those who have inhabited our area.
Museum programs and exhibits explore important civic themes and how their meaning has evolved over time, including ideals of liberty, freedom, equity, justice, democracy, and citizenship.
The museum sits on an eight-acre wooded campus in fast-changing East Charlotte. It’s the site of the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, the Rock House built circa 1774 for the Hezekiah Alexander household. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated local landmark, the house is Charlotte’s only remaining structure from the days of the Revolutionary period. Nearby are a relocated barn dating to the era, a reproduction log kitchen, and a reconstructed two-story springhouse. Tours of the site and museum programs highlight how people lived during that era and tell of the many cultures that came together to build Charlotte, including the stories of Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities.
There is a picnic table area located on the museum’s campus that seats approximately 80 people. Available upon request.
The museum building has two ladies’ restrooms and two gentlemen’s restrooms located on the first and second floor. There is a gender-neutral restroom on the first floor of the museum building. There are no available restrooms on the historic Alexander homesite.
We are happy to cancel or reschedule reservations at least one week in advance. If payment or accurate purchase order is not received in the exact amount specified on your reservation confirmation at least 48 hours before your program date, CMH reserves the right to cancel your program. There is a $25 fee for all programs canceled less than 48 hours in advance.