5. Benefactor

Our annual membership with special access and gift passes

Membership Price $42.00-$500.00 Buy Membership

Benefits Include:

  • Free museum admission (including tours) for 6 people
  • 2 Free admission passes to gift
  • Free museum programs (with pre-registration; not including special events)
  • 5% discount on museum rentals
  • 10% discount at the gift shop
  • Discounts on all special events (festivals, lecture series, Mad About Modern, Charlotte Gem, etc.)
  • Access to our annual member's reception
  • Access to early exhibit preview events
  • Personalized holiday card and ornament from the President and CEO
The Charlotte Museum of History

The Charlotte Museum of History saves and shares the Charlotte region’s history, connecting the past to current issues and opportunities. We believe a shared understanding of the past can enrich the community’s future, and we work to tell the stories of all parts of our community and all those who have inhabited our area.


The museum sits on an eight-acre wooded campus in fast-changing East Charlotte. It’s the site of the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, the Rock House built circa 1774 for the Hezekiah Alexander household. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated local landmark, the house is Charlotte’s only remaining structure from the days of the Revolutionary period. Nearby are a relocated barn dating to the era, a reproduction log kitchen, and a reconstructed two-story springhouse. Tours of the site and museum programs highlight how people lived during that era and tell of the many cultures that came together to build Charlotte, including the stories of Black, Indigenous, and immigrant communities.