The Charlotte Museum House

A hidden gem in East Charlotte that you’ve probably driven by many times is The Charlotte Museum of History established more than 40 years ago. Today, the museum is known for its living artifacts like the Alexander Rock House and it has renewed its mission to help Charlotteans understand local and state history. One of the core resources that they interpret in the museum is the 1774 Alexander Rock House listed on the national register of historic places. It sits in its original location as the oldest surviving home in Mecklenburg County. Alexander Hezekiah, an original signer of the North Carolina’s 1776 Constitution and Bill of Rights lived here with his wife Mary, family and their 10 children, and 13 enslaved people from about 1774 until 1826. This house is one of four stone houses that were built in Mecklenburg County and it’s the only surviving stone home left. In addition to the house, the Alexander home site contains a reproduction log kitchen, reconstructed two-story springhouse, and log barn.

The museum offers various exhibits based on the history of the city of Charlotte. A few of the exhibits are hands-on and make for a truly interactive experience. Learn bits of information about Charlotte that you won’t find in textbooks.

The Charlotte Museum of History is located at 3500 Shamrock Dr Charlotte, NC 28215-3214, and its phone number is +704-568-1774. Also do not forget to check our article on Fastest-Growing Neighborhoods in Charlotte!

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