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An old schoolhouse inside the Charlotte Museum of History.

Visit the Charlotte Museum of History for an Interesting Day Out

Spend a Fun-Filled Day at the Charlotte Museum of History 

Not far from our Charlotte apartments is a fascinating destination that explores the area's past, present, and future. We're talking about the Charlotte Museum of History, and it sits on an eight-acre wooded campus. Here is just a sample of what you can discover during your visit:

1774 Alexander Homesite

Step back in time at the Alexander Homesite. It's where crops and livestock were raised for sustenance and income. Hezekiah and Mary Alexander came to Mecklenburg County from Pennsylvania. They lived in the 5,000-square-foot rock house with their children and boarders. Hezekiah was a planter and blacksmith. 

However, he is best known for helping Mecklenburg County gain independence during the American Revolution. Today, the home is the only remaining pre-Revolutionary War home in the county. Knowledgeable docents lead guided tours. The fun lasts about 60 minutes, and you'll see the reconstructed log kitchen, springhouse, and more. 

Solving the Rock House Mysteries 

Solving the Rock House Mysteries goes beyond the tour. It tells about the home's history after the Alexanders’ time there. You'll also learn about how skilled architects and craftsmen restored the structure by drawing on techniques and construction materials used in the mid-1700s. You can enjoy a sneak peek before heading to the museum. 

Siloam School 

Constructed in the early 1920s, the Siloam School helped Black students advance their education despite racial segregation. The number of students varied by year, and the dedicated janitor walked five miles from his home to the school each morning. His job was to get water and light the coal stove before everyone arrived. The exhibit highlights the school's history and the museum's effort to save this historic structure. 

 After exploring the exhibits at the Charlotte Museum of History, grab some takeout from a nearby Chinese restaurant. If you would like to call SouthPark Morrison home, please contact us. Our leasing team will schedule a showing where you can see our apartments in Charlotte firsthand.