When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets will go on sale August 21st at the Museum’s website.

Can I buy tickets the day of the Charlotte Modernism kick-off event or the day the home tour begins?

Yes, tickets to the kick-off event Charlotte Modernism will be available the day of. Tickets for the virtual tour will be available until October 4, unless extended.

What does my ticket purchase include?

Each ticket purchase includes access to the 360-degree tours and the Digital Guidebook. Participants also have the option of purchasing a ticket that includes our one night only MAM kickoff event with NC Modernism founder George Smart.

Do you offer refunds on tickets purchased?

Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

What to Expect

Will I be able to watch the kickoff event later?

Our special kickoff event with George Smart is a one night only, live event and will not be recorded.

How do I watch the kickoff event?

All ticket purchasers will be emailed a unique link to join the program. This link is unique to you and may not be shared with others. On the day of the program, simply click the link to join.

How long do I have access to the virtual tour?

The 360-degree virtual tours will be open beginning November 18, 2020 through March 31, 2021. After 5pm on March 31, the links in your Guidebook will no longer work.

Can I visit the houses in person?

No. Each of the houses on this tour are someone’s home and are not open to the public. Please be respectful of the owners and do not attempt to visit these sites in person.

More Information

Why is this year’s event online only?

The health and safety of our visitors, volunteers, homeowners, and staff remain our priority in these extraordinary times. We put a lot of thought into how best to keep this history both accessible and safe. We are excited by the unique opportunity this format provides to create new content and delve deeper into the story of these incredible properties.

Where do the proceeds from the tour go?

All proceeds from the Mad About Modern Home Tour support The Charlotte Museum of History, a nonprofit that shares Charlotte’s history through the stories of its people, places and events and encourages historical perspective. The Museum is the steward of the Hezekiah Alexander House (ca. 1774) and home site, the oldest home in Mecklenburg County. Click here for more information about the Museum.

Why is it important to save our historic buildings?

The Charlotte Museum of History presents the Mad About Modern Home Tour to celebrate and foster appreciation of midcentury + modern architecture and design, as well as contemporary thinking in these fields, by encouraging education, preservation and sustainable modern living in the greater Charlotte area. Our historic built environment adds value to the Charlotte region in the following ways:

  • Historic buildings provide a tangible connection to our history.
  • Historic buildings add personality and character to our streetscapes and keep them from appearing bland and boring.
  • Historic buildings provide incubator space for entrepreneurs and artists who need lower cost rents while establishing their businesses.