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A Guide To The Levine Museum Of The New South

April 18, 2011 12:48 PM

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Using the events, stories and happenings of history to build a better future is the premise of the Levine Museum of the New South. Through detailed and enchanting exhibits, dialogue and educational programs, the Levine Museum of the New South offers compelling program after program to tell the stories from the end of the Civil War to today.

Visiting the Museum

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The Levine Museum of the New South offers visitors an interactive look into the events of the South. The museum houses the nation’s most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history. The centerpiece exhibit , “Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers” as well as others give visitors opportunities to see the evolution of the South, witness the life and times of yesteryear and offer inspiration and hope towards tomorrows.


Adults $6.00

Seniors (62+) and Students $5.00

Children (6-18) $5.00

Family $17.00

Under 6 free

Groups* $4.00

*10 or more, with advance reservation


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Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


During the weekdays, the Levine Museum provides visitors 2 hours of validation for parking in Seventh Street Station parking deck, which is located next to the museum. After 2 hours, regular parking fees apply.

During the weekends as well as for the evening events, the museum provides parking validation, with no hourly limit.

Visitors should present parking ticket for validation at the Guest Services desk upon arrival.

Program Events

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With lectures, panel discussions, book signings, workshops, walking tours and other interactive activities, the Levine Museum offers a wide variety of fun and festive opportunities to learn. Through sights, sounds and authentic as well as finely replicated paraphernalia, the stories of history are built and remembered. The “Speaking of Change” dialogue is a 2.5 hour experience offered in collaboration with the Changing Places exhibit.”Turn the Tables” is a the popular teen dialogue that encourages teens to listen, watch and hear one another while exploring historical themes as well as current events.


The Levine Museum of the New South values education. Partnerships with neighboring school districts and education officials only enhance the educational experience for each and every student that visits the museum. Notably, the museum sponsors an innovative program called “Traveling Trunks.” The trunks feature special lessons aligned with NCSCOS goals. They also nclude student and teacher materials and activities. If you have questions or suggestions for education programs, contact Janeen Bryant at 704.333.1887 ext. 233 or email

The Calender

Each month, there are a host of events happening at the museum. The website features activities and programs of interest as well as a detailed explanation of each one. Check with the website often to see if something fun is coming your way in the coming months!

The Museum Store

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Looking for that perfect souvenir to capture the essence of a wonderful day of learning? Stop in the museum store and browse through the books, pens, paper, stationary, beverage mugs and cups, bags and other paraphernalia that is perfect to purchase! A wide and expansive selection of books about Charlotte, North Carolina and the South in general only add to the luster of the learning experience! the store is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m; Sunday 12 – 5 p.m. Visitors are always welcome to visit the store without paying Museum admission.

Museum Rental

Need a meeting place? Have a reception to host? A Party is in the works? Consider having that special gathering at the Levine Museum of the New South. May desirable features lie within the museum to create ambiance and impeccable taste for that special event! The New South Lobby and Sally Dalton Robinson Atrium are designed with a wall of glass windows and dramatic staircase; guests are allowed access to the second floor. Multi-purpose rooms as well as spacious halls make for comfortable, fun and memorable festivities.

Address, Phone Number and Website

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200 E. Seventh Street
Charlotte, NC 28202Phone: 704.333.1887
Fax: 704:.333.1896

Cicely C. Mitchell

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