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April
19
April
19

Historic Latta Plantation East...

Children ages 1-10 can hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Hunt times will be divided by age group. In...more

April
26
April
27

April is for Arts - Art on the...

This enormously popular event brings thousands of people to Davidson to enjoy art, live music, and food. This juried art festival features...more

May
9
May
10

Stand Up for the Catawba Lake ...

  My Aloha Paddle and Surf, in partnership with Visit Lake Norman will host the Stand Up for the Catawba Lake Norman SUP Race on...more

May
10
May
10

4th Annual North Carolina Brew...

On May 10, 2014, come enjoy a ten hour day of fun in beautiful and historic open farmland, complete with six great bands and tons of ales...more

May
15
May
15

Tri County Business After Hour...

Join us to celebrate Lake Norman's 51st anniversary at the biggest networking event of the year!  Members of the Lincolnton-Lincoln...more

May
17
May
17

15th Annual Charlotte Asian Fe...

The 15th Annual Charlotte Asian Festival is an annual family-oriented event for the Asian and non-Asian community in and around...more

May
17
May
17

Warrior Dash North Carolina

Welcome to America's most insane race. Warrior Dash of the Carolinas returns this year for 11 obstacles from hell await you along this 3.08...more

June
20
June
20

Charlotte Symphony Concert at ...

McGuire Nuclear Station will host the Charlotte Symphony for a free concert on the lawn of the EnergyExplorium. Everyone is invited....more

July
10
July
13

Top Gun Softball's Summer Worl...

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July
25
July
25

Movies at McGuire

Enjoy a movie on a large outdoor movie screen from our lawn or from your boat.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  ...more

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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.

Download History & Heritage Tour Map

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: www.charlotteregionalhistory.org 

Photo Courtesy of Visit Lake Norman of Rural Hill Homestead Actors

 

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Ada Jenkins Center-School House Hertiage 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


Afro-American Cultural Center
  • 401 North Myers Street
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • (704) 374-1565

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


Alexandriana
  • 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
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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
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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
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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.


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


Torrence-Lytle School
  • 302 Holbrooks Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
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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
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Unity Church Cabin/Lingle Hut was built in 1932, the cabin is the first ...more


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