HISTORIC SITES & MUSEUMS

 

The Billy Graham Library
4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina
704-401-3200.
Tour Graham Family home place, gift shop, dairy bar and prayer garden
www.billygraham.org

Bost Grist Mill
4701 Highway 200
Concord, NC
(704) 782-1600
Must schedule tour or attend during special event.
Bost Grist Mill has been serving the surrounding counties
and communities since the early 1800’sby specializing
in the packaging of traditional cornmeal and grits while
sharing its rich history and importance to Cabarrus County.
www.bostgristmill.com

Carolinas Aviation Museum
4108 Minuteman Way Charlotte, NC
(704) 359-8442
Planes include: CH-46D, D-558 Skystreak, PT-17 Kaydet,
OV-1D Mohawk and KC 97 Interactive Active cockpit
www.carolinasaviation.org

Charlotte Nature Museum
1658 Sterling Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 337-2671
Science center dedicated to the natural world. Butterfly Pavilion,
Creature Cavern Insect Alley
www.charlottenauremuseum.org

Discovery Place
301 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372 626
Kid-friendly science exhibits and presentations. IMAX theatre.
(Rainforest and aquarium closed for renovations until Spring 2010)
www.discoveryplace.org

Historic Downtown Concord
Union Street area
Concord, NC
(704) 784-4208   (walking tours)
Antiques, specialty shops, restaurants, Memorial Gardens (1804),
Cabarrus Veterans Museum, Concord Museum, and historic residential
neighborhoods.
www.historiccabarrus.org

Historic Latta Plantation
5225 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 875-2312
1799 Plantation & restored plantation house, living museum in a 1290 acre nature preserve
http://www.lattaplantation.org/

Historic Salisbury
(704) 636-0103
Tour the Dr. Josephus Hall House, the 1908 Railway Passenger Station and the
Grimes Mill. The Salisbury Ice House in being refurbished for the future tours. www.historicsalisbury.org

Levine Museum of the New South
200 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 333-1887                                
                                                                              

Through a variety of programs, festivals, and events, the museum presents fun
opportunities for all ages to explore the history of the New South. Learn about the types of programs and events offered at the museum throughout the year. Walking Tours are available.
www.museumofthenewsouth.org

 

The Light Factory

345 N. College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

704-333-9755

Free photography exhibit

www.lightfactory.org

Mint Museum of Art
2730 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-337-2000
The building was the region’s first branch of the United States Mint,
coining $5 million in gold from 1836 to the outbreak of the Civil War.
It opened on October 22, 1936 as North Carolina’s first art museum.
Collections of American art, pre-Columbian art, American and European
ceramics, American decorative arts, historic costumes and accessories,
African art, Asian art, historic maps, contemporary art and photography.
www.mintmuseum.org

Mint Museum of Craft + Design
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-337-2000
North Carolina’s rich craft tradition is nationally renowned, reflected in the museum’s collection of handicraft revival and in contemporary pieces like furniture designs of Randy Shull, studio glass of Harvey Littleton and  ceramics of Michael Sherrill.
www.mintmuseum.org

N. C. Transportation Museum
411 S Salisbury Ave,
Spencer, N.C. 28159
(704) 636-2889
Located on the site of Southern Railway’s former steam locomotive
repair facility Spencer Shops. Visitors can see an authentic train
depot, antique automobiles, and a roundhouse with 25 locomotives.
The N.C. Transportation Museum is now offering daily train rides.
Call for information.
www.nchistoricsites.org
www.nctrans.org

Reed’s Gold Mine
9621 Reed Mine Rd
Midland, NC 28107
(704) 721-4653
Historic Site: Portions of the underground tunnels are restored
for guided tours. A visitor center has exhibits of gold and historical
mining equipment. Pan for gold.
www.nchistoricsites.org

Town Creek Indian Mound
509 Town Creek Mound Rd.
Mt. Gilead, N.C. 27306
(910) 439-6802
A visit to Town Creek Indian Mound offers a glimpse of pre-Columbian
life in Piedmont North Carolina. The visitor center contains interpretive
exhibits, as well as audiovisual programs that bring alive a rich cultural
heritage from the buried past. Self-guided tours of the rebuilt
structures and mound and other group activities are available.
www.nchistoricsites.org