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Sites – Open for Tours

Cedar Grove
Through the mission and vision of HEARTS, the Hugh Torance House and Store is connected with Cedar Grove, the 1831 Greek Revival home of James Torrance, son of Hugh and Isabella Torance.
Elmwood/Pinewood and Settler’s Cemetery
Located in Uptown Charlotte, the oldest cemeteries in Charlotte contain the graves of many of the founders.
Carl J. McEwen Historic Village – Mint Hill Historic Society
The village contains structures typical of life in the 19th century plus the restored Country Doctor’s Office, the Ashcraft one room schoolhouse, the Ira V. Ferguson Country Store and the Gold Assay office where miners brought their ore to see if they had struck it rich.
Charlotte Museum of History
The centerpiece of the museum is the Hezekiah Alexander House, 1774, the oldest stone house in Mecklenburg County. They also offer a variety of exhibits and programs.
Duke Mansion Historic Inn and Meeting Place
A 1915 Colonial Revival Mansion and gardens hosts tours, overnight stays and events.
Matthews Heritage Museum
Located in the 1880 Massey-Clark House is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the museum covers early businesses and daily life over the last 150 years.
Historic Rosedale, built as the home for the Davidson family, has been a part of Charlotte’s history since 1815. In those early days, it was three miles out of town. Today, it is an urban oasis that has survived the development around it. Located on about 9 acres, the restored historic house, recreated blacksmith shop, and verdant and blooming gardens provide visitors an opportunity to experience a look back at life in earlier times, as well as an invitation to explore the grounds and our big tree museum.

Grounds are open several days each week. The house is open only for tours at specific times. See the website.
Rural Hill
Rural Hill is the historic homestead of Major John and Violet Wilson Davidson. John was a Major in the Mecklenburg County Militia prior to and during the Revolutionary War and was also a signer of the May 20, 1775 Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence, commonly known as the 'Meck Dec.'

The original colonial residence has been rebuilt and is used for cooking and special events. Rural Hill is the home of the local Scottish Highland Games each April. There are extensive walking trails.
President James K. Polk Historic Site
The museum features a film on Polk’s tumultuous presidency and exhibits portray his life and family. Only open on Tuesdays.