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Old 09-17-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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What are some good historical places to visit, say museums or living history places near Charlotte, within an hour or two?
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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What are some good historical places to visit, say museums or living history places near Charlotte, within an hour or two?
Historic Latta Plantation
Historic Latta Plantation - An Early 19th Century Living History Farm

Historic Rosedale (downtown Charlotte)
Welcome to Historic Rosedale!

James K. Polk Birthplace (Pineville)
NCHS - James K. Polk Memorial

Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial (NC)
Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial

Andrew Jackson State Park (SC) (near Waxhaw off Hwy 521)
Discover History at Andrew Jackson State Park

Historic Brattonsville (SC)
http://www.chmuseums.org/

Kings Mountain Historical Museum
City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina (http://www.cityofkm.com/news_1.asp?newsID=1016 - broken link)
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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Old Salem in Winston Salem.

Waldensian Village in Valdese (between Hickory and Morganton).

Brattonsville south of Rock Hill.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Between Belmont & Cramerton, North Carolina
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Brattonsville is very nice, the Latta Plantation didn't impress me.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:18 AM
 
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Cowpens, SC is about an hour's drive, and the battlefield is a great place to visit.
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Would youlike to understand the history of Charlotte? No better place thant he Levine Museum of the New South-- and next to it the Mint museum of Craft and Design.

All great-- do you have children? If so don't miss Discovery Place while intown at Levine.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:02 AM
 
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I would also recommend the Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. You'll learn about Charlotte before Reconstruction (Museum of the New South starts history in 1877) and get to see the oldest structure left standing in the county - the 1774 Alexander Homesite, which is fully restored and available for tours.

You might also want to have a look at the Historic Charlotte website (Welcome to Historic Charlotte & Regional Sites (http://www.historiccharlotte.org/allsites.html - broken link)), which has a listing of historic sites in the area.

The living history events in the area frequently cluster around significant dates - many in September and October for the Revolutionary War events (as September and October of 1780 was when Cornwallis and his troops were in the area), and you can almost trace the historic events with the living history events from Camden, Charlotte, King's Mountain, Guilford Courthouse, etc. There are also Civil War and even World War II living history events around as well that run at different times throughout the year (as neither of them are linked to historic NC or SC events typically).

It might also be worth picking up a guide to the North Carolina historic sites, as there are 22 sites across the the state that have a wide variety of programming and tours throughout the year. Hope that helps and enjoy your visits!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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I have VERY limited time in Charlotte, would Latta Plantation or Rosedale be a better choice?
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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I have VERY limited time in Charlotte, would Latta Plantation or Rosedale be a better choice?
Latta Plantation
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