Albemarle, North Carolina
The city of Albemarle is a historical center in North Carolina and is also the county seat of Stanly County. The city was incorporated in 1857 and is named for the Duke of Albemarle. The city owes its prosperity to the textile mills that once dominated the economy of the area. Over the year the city has grown to include an area of 24 square km / 15 square mi and has a population of just over 15,000.
Morrow Mountain State Park
The Morrow Mountain State Park offers beautiful scenery, great outdoor activities, and some historic sites for added interest. Some of the highlights of the park include Lake Tillery and the Pee Dee River the, the Dr. Francis Kron homestead from the 1870s. The site was reconstructed in the 1960s.Morrow Mountain State Park is also well known for its fishing, boating, and day use areas.
Stanly County Museum
The Stanly County Museum in Albemarle features changing exhibits on the history of Stanly County and the founding of Albemarle. The collection includes historical photographs, documents and artifacts.The Stanly County Museum is located in two historic buildings, the Freeman-Marks House (1847) and the Snuggs House (1852), along with the Museum Visitors Center which contains the Heritage Gallery.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Belmont, North Carolina
For an escape from the pressures of everyday living, be sure to stop in at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden when in Belmont. Here you will find wonderful displays of flowering plants arranged in pleasant settings. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden opened in 1991 and has developed over the years into one of the nation's "20 Great Gardens" according to the HGTV Gardening Book.
Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site, Concord, North Carolina
The Reed Gold Mine is famous for being the first location in the United States where gold was discovered. The gold mine closed in 1912 but in recent years portions of the mine have been restored and are now open to the public for tours.Visitors to Reed Gold Mine can learn about the history of gold mining in North Carolina and see some of the early mining equipment.
Schiele Museum of Natural History, Gastonia, North Carolina
The Schiele Museum of Natural History in Gastonia deals with the natural history of North America. On display are dioramas with stuffed animals and live specimens along with information on different time periods. The history of the people who have inhabited this area is also presented. The museum features changing exhibits so there is always something new being featured.
James K. Polk Memorial, Pineville, North Carolina
The James K. Polk Memorial near Pineville is a tribute to this man, the 11th President of the United States. The memorial is located at the site where his parents Jane and Samuel Polk owned a large farm and raised their son James.James K Polk is most remembered from some of the important issues of his day, including the Mexican-American War, the annexation of California, and the Oregon Boundary dispute.
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Waxhaw is a pleasant community located south of Charlotte, in Union County. The town is probably best known for being the birthplace of President of Andrew Jackson. Waxhaw has a beautiful historic district, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A walk through town will reveal unique stores and antique shops, and is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Museum of the Alphabet
The Museum of the Alphabet of Waxhaw highlights something that most people in todays society take for granted - the alphabet. This museum focuses on linguistics. Learn about the origins of written language, how societies functioned without it (some of which still do) and how the creation of the alphabet affected societies.The Museum of the Alphabet looks at a variety of languages from different time frames.
Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial
The Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial is located in Waxhaw and provides visitors with a insight into the Waxhaws region and also details the life and times of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. The collection is diverse and deals with artifacts from early on until 1900. The Museum of the Waxhaws and Andrew Jackson Memorial has a gift shop and an area ideal for picnics.
Address: Box 7, Waxhaw, NC 28173-0007, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Sun: 2pm-5pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), New Year's Eve (Dec 31), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Senior over 60 $4.00, Child 12 & under $2.00, Child 5 & under FREE
Facilities: Gift shop
The Mexico-Cardenas Museum is located in Waxhaw and provides a glimpse into the life and times of the former president of Mexico, Lazaro Cárdenas, who ruled Mexico from 1934-1940. Displays on his achievements feature prominently and one display, a 1938 Chevrolet car, stands out from the others.
C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, Cherryville, North Carolina
The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum was founded by the Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation. The museum is housed in a preserved service station, the original location for Carolina Freight.Vintage trucking memorabilia covers 7 decades with vintage trucks that date back to 1927.
Cannon Village Visitor Center, Kannapolis, North Carolina
Shoppers take note! The Cannon Village Visitor Center is one attraction in Kannapolis you will not want to miss. This beautiful shopping district has brick sidewalks and tree lined streets. Backing on to those brick sidewalks are wonderful stores selling just about anything you could desire for your home.