Uptown Charlotte is home to many museums the whole family can visit and enjoy. One museum that is worth the visit is The Levine Museum of the New South. The Levine Museum is an interactive history museum that has been educating all ages since 1991. When you visit the Levine Museum, you’ll see the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history.
The 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. Their focus is on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. Visitors are encouraged to come out and explore the history of the South at the museum’s many exhibits on a self-guided tour.
The Cottonfields to Skyscrapers exhibit is home to more than 1,000 artifacts, video clips, and images about post-Civil War history. Through October 30th, you can see the museum’s NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South exhibit. This special temporary exhibit explains all the ways that Latinos are helping to shape the South region. Through mid-October, A Milestone in History: You Should Have Seen What I Heard is all about the World Famous Milestone Club.
Finding the Levine Museum is easy. Once you enter Uptown Charlotte, the museum is located on East 7th Street. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, educators, students and active military. Tickets for ages 6-8 years old are $5.00 and children age 5 and under are admitted free. The first Sunday of the month, the Levine Museum offers free admission from noon to 5:00 pm for groups smaller than 10.
After a day spent walking and learning in the museum, stop by the Museum Store for a souvenir. The store features everything from home décor to jewelry and books. You’ll also find locally made products at the store. These include Made by Elizabeth soaps, Courtney Paul Chocolates, Mallory’s Candles, and gourmet popcorn from Tastebuds.
When is the best time to visit the Levine Museum?
The Levine Museum of the New South is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Sundays, the museum is open from noon to 5:00 pm. Don’t forget to have your parking ticket validated. The museum will validate for 2 hours for those who park in the Seventh Street Station parking deck.
For an up to date list of all upcoming events at the museum, check their online calendar. The Levine Museum is also available to rent for your own events. Renting the museum means complete access to the entire place including the exhibits. It’s a great location for holiday parties, special events, and weddings or rehearsal dinners. The space can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 600 guests. The Sally Dalton Robinson Atrium is a beautiful space with its high ceilings and skylights for natural light. The Harris Hall and the Dowd Board Room are both great for business meetings or lectures. If you are hosting a large event, rent the entire museum to accommodate 350 seated guests or up to 600 for a stand-alone event.
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