Note: Levine Museum of the New South is no longer free the first Sunday of the month, but it has several pricing options that make it affordable to all families. Read about the new pricing options here.
Levine Museum of the New South offers free admission the first Sunday of the month, as long as you’re not bringing a group of 10 people or more, and half price admission on all other Sunday. Its hours on Sunday are 12pm to 5pm.
If you like free parking too, and who doesn’t, park in 7th Street Station, right next door. Bring your parking ticket to the Levine Museum for validation. On weekdays you can validate parking for up to two hours, but on weekends, you can validate for all day, so you can enjoy other Uptown attractions as well.
The Levine is an interactive history museum that focuses on the time period from 1865 until until current times. Its permanent exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Reinventing Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South, invites guests to step inside a one-room tenant farmers house, run a hand through a pile of seed cotton, listen to the churning of the cotton mill, play checkers on the front porch of a mill house, hear personal accounts from local sit-in leaders, and more.
On exhibit through October 22nd is K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace, which is a community-created exhibit about police-involved shootings throughout the nation and in Charlotte.
Co-created with activists and law enforcement, the media, students, clergy and civic leaders, K(NO)W Justice K(NO)W Peace explores the historical roots of the distrust between police and community, tells the human stories beyond the headlines, and engages viewers in creating constructive solutions. The exhibition also captures the voices of local police, protesters, emergency personnel, faith leaders and others reflecting on their personal experiences during Charlotte’s protests.
Visit the museum’s website to learn about current and upcoming exhibits.
Also, here’s a list of the free days at all the Charlotte area museums.