Interested in meeting some local Charlotte residents from the past? The Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents are presenting Voices from the Past, on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a rescheduled date.
The event will be held in Elmwood/Pinewood Cemeteries where many of the “residents” will come to life for the afternoon and visit with you. Portrayers will portray familiar characters from our local history, and a few you may never have heard of.
The event will be going on for the whole three hours and you can drop in and wander around the cemeteries in whatever order you’d like.
Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery is at 700 West 6th Street.
The event is free and free parking is available as well.
Enter Elmwood Cemetery at the 245 N. Cedar St. gate or the 6th Street entrance.
The event will also feature the Charlotte Fire Department’s restored Neptune fire pump truck, circa 1860 and cars from the Queen City Model A Club.
Gateway Village Parking Deck: Paid parking is available across the street at the Gateway Village Parking Deck.
Irwin Academy Center – Free parking is available at the Irwin Academy Center. The entrance to the parking lot is at the corner of Cates St and Clarkson St. Use the address 383 N Clarkson St, Charlotte, NC 28202 to get you to this location. The closest cemetery entrance is at the corner of Cates St and Cedar St.
Handicap parking will be available inside the cemetery.
Golf Cart Rides
Inside Elmwood and Pinewood Cemeteries watch for FREE golf cart rides provided by Carolina Golf Cars . Hop on – hop off . Simply wave them down and volunteer drivers will shuttle you from one area to another. This service is very helpful for visitors that may have difficulty walking around the cemeteries.