The best museums in Charlotte in December 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Charlotte, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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Looking for the best museums in Charlotte? These are the best ones:

  1. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art1

    Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

    Charlotte, NC
    The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a spacious museum dedicated to showcasing mid-20th-century modern art. The museum spans an impressive 36,500 square feet, providing ample space for a variety of exhibitions.
  2. The Billy Graham Library2

    The Billy Graham Library

    Charlotte, NC
    The Billy Graham Library serves as a public museum and library that documents the life and ministry of the renowned Christian evangelist, Billy Graham. It provides an in-depth look into his life, his teachings, and his impact on the world. Visitors can explore the various exhibits and collections that showcase his life's work and his contributions to Christianity.
  3. First United Presbyterian Church3

    First United Presbyterian Church

    Charlotte, NC
  4. Discovery Place4

    Discovery Place

    Charlotte, NC
    Discovery Place Science is a science and technology museum situated in Uptown, Charlotte, North Carolina. It offers a variety of exhibits and interactive displays that cater to all ages, making it a great destination for families, school groups, or anyone with a curiosity for science and technology.
  5. Carolina's Aviation Museum5

    Carolina's Aviation Museum

    Charlotte, NC
    The Sullenberger Aviation Museum, previously known as the Carolinas Aviation Museum, is situated on the premises of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. This unique location makes it one of the few aviation museums located at a major hub airport. The museum was founded in 1992 and has since amassed a collection of over 50 static aircraft and numerous smaller historic items related to aviation in North Carolina and South Carolina.
  6. Mint Museum Uptown6

    Mint Museum Uptown

    Charlotte, NC
    The Mint Museum is a cultural institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, consisting of two museums: The Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Together, these two locations house hundreds of collections that showcase art and design from around the world. Visitors can explore a wide range of exhibits, from ancient artifacts to contemporary works, providing a comprehensive view of global art and design history.
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    SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord

    Charlotte, NC
    SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord is an interactive aquarium situated in Concord Mills, Concord, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting the area. The aquarium offers a unique experience for visitors, allowing them to interact with a variety of aquatic creatures.
  8. Historic Rosedale Plantation8

    Historic Rosedale Plantation

    Charlotte, NC
    Rosedale, also known as Frew's Folly, is a historic plantation house situated in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. This location is steeped in history and offers a unique glimpse into the past. The plantation house is a significant part of the local heritage and provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about the region's history and culture.
  9. Harvey B. Gantt Center For African American Arts & Culture9

    Harvey B. Gantt Center For African American Arts & Culture

    Charlotte, NC
    The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, previously known as the Afro-American Cultural Center, is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The center is named after Harvey Gantt, who was the first African-American mayor of the city and the first African-American student at Clemson University. This center is a significant landmark that showcases the rich history and culture of African-Americans.
  10. Levine Museum of the New South10

    Levine Museum of the New South

    Charlotte, NC
    The Levine Museum of the New South is a history museum situated in Charlotte, North Carolina. The museum's exhibits primarily focus on life in the North Carolina Piedmont region following the American Civil War. This provides a unique perspective on the region's history and culture, making it an interesting destination for tourists interested in history.

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