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Historic Sites & Museums

 Photo Courtesy of Historic Latta Plantation

The towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville have preserved several historic sites, including architecture and rural farms. Some are part of The Pure Carolina Trails Guidebook and the Regional History Guide. Several locations hold periodic historical re-enactments, and living history events.The Pure Carolina Trails Guidebook covers trails in 16 North and South Carolina counties and highlight Motorsports, Adventure, Culture, and Culinary trails.

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The Charlotte Regional History Consortium promotes cooperation among and interest in the region's history and heritage organizations and resource centers. Founded in 1994, the Consortium holds quarterly meetings at member sites, which allows organizations an opportunity to exchange Reenactmentideas, arrange cooperative events, and coordinate program scheduling. Its geographic region covers Charlotte and the surrounding counties. For more information on the Charlotte Regional History Consortium, please visit their website: 

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Ada Jenkins Center-School House Heritage Hall
  • 212 Gamble Street
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 896-0471

After a fire in the early 1920’s destroyed her school, principal Ada Jenkins worked ...more

  • 9921 Old Statesville Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 896-9808

This is the site of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on May ...more

Beaver Dam Historical Home & Grounds
  • 19600 Davidson Concord Road
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 947-1670

The Beaver Dam Historic Park and Beaver Dam House are available to the public for ...more

Bethesda School House
  • 4431 Neck Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-3113

Relocated to the Historic Rural Hill Farm, the Bethesda Schoolhouse is a rural ...more

Bradford Store and Farm
  • 15915 Davidson Concord Road (HWY 73)
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 439-4303

Established in 1912, The Bradford Store brings you back to the good old days of ...more

Cornelius Heritage Hall
  • Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue
  • Cornelius, NC 28031
  • (704) 896-2460

Drop by Town Hall to visit the Heritage Hall exhibit. Based on the book, “A Town by ...more

Cornelius Veteran’s Monument
  • Corner of Catawba Avenue & Main Street
  • Cornelius, NC 28031

Cornelius Veteran’s Monument features the name of every veteran ever to reside in ...more

Davidson College
  • Box 7158
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 894-2374

Davidson College was founded in 1837 by ministers of the Concord Presbytery. Its ...more

Davidson Cotton Mill
  • 209 Delburg Street
  • Davidson, NC 28036

Davidson Cotton Mill is a turn of the century brick building built in 1890’s and is ...more

Davidson Historical Society (Walking Tour)
  • Post Office Box 144
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 892-3739

Ephraim Alexander McAuley House
  • 14335 Huntersville-Concord Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078

Ephraim Alexander McAuley House is a two-story log house, built in 1880, is currently ...more

Ghost Walk of Davidson
  • 104 South Main Street
  • Davidson, NC 28036
  • (704) 928-5452

A guided walking tour on the local history, ghost stories, and local hauntings.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture
  • 551 South Tryon Street
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • 704-547-3700

A multi-disciplinary arts organization preserving the rich artistic heritage of ...more

Historic Latta Plantation
  • 5225 Sample Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-2312

Historic Latta Plantation circa 1800 is the last remaining Catawba River plantation ...more

Hugh Torance House and Store
  • 8231 Gilead Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-6479

Come and visit this beautiful Federal style home of Hugh and Isabella Torrance and ...more

Latta Plantation Nature Center & Preserve
  • 6211 Sample Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-1391

The Natural Place to Be. Amenities include a Nature Center full-service Equestrian ...more

McIntyre Historic Site
  • 4125 McIntyre Avenue
  • Charlotte, NC 28216
  • (704) 336-3586

Site of Revolutionary War skirmish and 19th century gold mining.

Ranson House
  • 412 South Old Statesville Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 948-4445

The Ranson House is a historic home/event venue offering full-service event planning. ...more

Rural Hill
  • 4431 Neck Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • (704) 875-3113

Historic Rural Hill Farm was the home of Major John Davidson, American patriot and ...more

Saint Marks Episcopal Church
  • 8600 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078

St. Marks Episcopal Church was built in1886 by local craftsmen in the English Country ...more

Torrence-Lytle School
  • 302 Holbrooks Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078

Torrence-Lytle School was built in 1937, the school represented the first opportunity ...more

Unity Church Cabin/Lingle Hut
  • 219 Watson Street
  • Davidson, NC 28036

Unity Church Cabin/Lingle Hut was built in 1932, the cabin is the first ...more

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