Historic Sites

Every city has its own unique feel and vibe, which is determined by a number of things. The local historic sites are no doubt one of the largest contributing factors to the aura that surrounds a city. When in Charlotte, users recommend paying a visit to President James K. Polk State Historic Site, in the Pineville area to get a feel for what truly makes up the city.



This completely restored home is a perfect example of a Federal style home. Built in 1815 when austerity was the norm, the bright yellow trim and bright white paint were the talk of the town. Today, the imported French wallpaper is still intact,...  Read More



On the fringe of Uptown's concrete and asphalt is an intimate, restored neighborhood known as the Fourth Ward. Picturesque streets are populated with quaint gingerbread-trimmed homes and manicured lawns. In the late 1970s, the residences were...  Read More

Hezekiah Alexander Homesite


The Alexander home is the oldest standing structure in the area. Built in 1774, the home has been restored and is presently open to the public. Guides sporting period clothing lead tours of the home. The historic home gives a glimpse of life in...  Read More



This antebellum plantation has been restored to its former grace and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour guides in period costume offer historical insight. Provides a good look at the various classes of people living on a...  Read More

President James K. Polk State Historic Site


The simple North Carolina home of President James K. Polk offers visitors a postcard view of life in the 19th century South. This quaint home is a good representation of life during that era. Exhibits lend insight into the life of a lesser-known...  Read More



Located in a renovated train repair center, this museum encompasses the history of different types of transportation used in the region from the early 1800s to present day. Train rides are offered during warm weather season. The gift shop offers...  Read More

Reed Gold Mine State Historic Park


This park marks the site where gold was found in the state. Start the tour with a film and learn important historical information about the North Carolina gold rush. Visitors will particularly enjoy panning for gold in "them thar hills" for a small charge. Fun!