Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte

Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte (must see)

Post-Civil War life in Charlotte, North Carolina is on full display at the Levine Museum of the New South. Visitors will find permanent and revolving exhibits that detail the changes in the region from the US Civil War through present day. The museum was founded in 1991 and has been an important attraction since that time.

Exhibits at the Levine Museum are interactive in order to immerse visitors into life of the locals from days gone by. The permanent exhibit is called "Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers." This exhibit includes stories from Reconstruction, industrialization and the Civil Rights Era. This 8,000 square foot exhibit space includes music, video, oral histories and artifacts from throughout the years. It includes a rebuilt, one-room tenant farmer's house, Good Samaritans Hospital Chapel and reconstructions of main street Charlotte and lunch counters where sit-ins were staged.

Temporary exhibits often focus on specific areas in Charlotte. One of these is Brooklyn, the take of a historic black community in the city. This exhibit shows visitors the opportunity gaps created by urban renewal while also celebrating the rich culture of the neighborhood.

The Equal Justice Initiative has worked with the Levine Museum of the New South on an exhibit titles "It Happened Here: Lynching and Remembrance." The exhibit reminds museum patrons of lynchings throughout the country, with a strong focus on two that took place in Mecklenburg County.

The Levine Museum of the New South is located in Charlotte's Second Ward. It is about one block south from Discovery Place and a short distance from the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Why You Should Visit
- To learn about the history of Charlotte residents
- To take a walk back through time, from Reconstruction through Civil Rights

The museum is open Monday and Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from noon through 5 PM. It is closed on national holidays.

This sight is featured in a self-guided walking tour of Charlotte, North Carolina within the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Please download the app to your mobile phone or tablet for travel directions for visiting this sight. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Levine Museum of the New South on Map

Sight Name: Levine Museum of the New South
Sight Location: Charlotte, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Charlotte, North Carolina

Create Your Own Walk in Charlotte

Create Your Own Walk in Charlotte

Creating your own self-guided walk in Charlotte is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

Charlotte is home to a variety of religious buildings, representing a range of religious denominations. Some of the buildings date back to 19th century and are quite beautiful. Take this self-guided tour to see some of Charlotte's most historical places of worship!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 Km or 1.2 Miles
Charlotte Introduction Walk

Charlotte Introduction Walk

The city of Charlotte was settled by Europeans from Northern Ireland around 1755. Its namesake was Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III and Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. It was from this name that Charlotte earned its nickname "The Queen City."

Another nickname of Charlotte is "The Hornet's Nest," which originated during the American...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Charlotte's Historical Buildings Tour

Charlotte's Historical Buildings Tour

Downtown Charlotte or Uptown (as it is usually called by locals) is home to a number of historic structures that remind people what the city once looked like. Among its highlights are the Liddell-McNinch House, Newcomb-Berryhill House, and Overcarsh House. Check out the most noteworthy historic buildings in Charlotte’s Uptown on this self-guided walking tour!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles