When will tickets go on sale?
Can I buy tickets the day of the home tour?
What special events will be featured in Mad About Modern this year?
Come to our “Modernism: Why It Matters” event on August 30. This educational program features keynote speaker Peter Wong of UNC Charlotte, a team of expert panelists and a celebrated moderator who will come together for an illuminating evening to inspire and further cultivate your passion for modern and midcentury modern architecture, design and lifestyle. Click here for more information.
Join us for our Mod VIP Mod Party on September 7, where you will have the opportunity to visit with current and past Home Tour homeowners and VIP guests and enthusiasts. Click here for more information.
For the first time ever the tour is featuring a Mod Designer Showcase Home, presenting top-of-the-line products and a collaboration of elite, local designers to feature midcentury modern and modern architecture, design and aesthetics. Click here for more information.
Day of Tour
What can I expect on the home tour?
You can expect to see some of Charlotte’s best examples of midcentury modern architecture and design!
When you arrive at your first home, go to the check-in station where you will receive a brochure and a wristband. You must wear your wristband to be admitted into each home throughout the tour.
At each house you will be asked to place booties over your shoes, socks or bare feet. Booties are mandatory.
Food and beverage are not allowed in the homes. Some homes will not allow photography or have areas that are private, so please pay attention to the signage throughout each home.
We do not allow strollers or children under 12.
Where does the home tour begin?
You may begin the tour at any home. When you arrive at your first home, go to the check-in station where you will receive a brochure and a wristband. You must wear your wristband to be admitted into each home throughout the tour. As an added feature, you will be able to experience the tour from your mobile device at madaboutmodern.com. Here, you will find detailed information on each home, maps and links to social media to share your mod experiences.
What happens if it rains?
The tour will proceed rain or shine.
Is there a central place to go for information during the tour?
Our central hub the day of the tour is based at Hans Krug in the Village at SouthPark, 4310 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC 28211. Here you can talk to a tour representative to answer any questions, purchase tickets, explore information about The Charlotte Museum of History and access public restrooms.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes, bathrooms are available at our central hub located at Hans Krug in Village at SouthPark, 4310 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211
Can we bring food or beverages in the homes?
Sorry, food and beverages are not allowed in the homes.
What is the photography policy?
Photography is permitted in some of the homes. Others do not allow photography or have areas that are private, so please pay attention to the signage throughout each home.
Are children allowed on the tour?
We do not allow strollers or children under 12.
How do I stay informed about the tour, events and programs?
Where do the proceeds from the tour go?
All proceeds from the Mad About Modern Home Tour support The Charlotte Museum of History and its mission. The Museum is a nonprofit 501 (C) (3) organization that engages a broad audience in the history of the Charlotte region through the stories of its people, places and events in order to promote dialogue and historical perspective.
The Museum’s operations include a variety of educational programs, conducted onsite and throughout the community, including the Mad About Modern Home Tour. The Museum also engages in collaborations and partnerships with other organizations to preserve and promote the history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Click here for more information about The Charlotte Museum of History.
The Museum is the steward of the Hezekiah Alexander House (ca. 1774) and home site, a National Register of Historic Places site and possibly the last existing home of a framer of North Carolina’s 1776 constitution and bill of rights. Hezekiah Alexander was one of Charlotte’s founders and a leader in the years that led to the American Revolution. His home is the oldest existing home in Mecklenburg County.
Why is it important to save our historic buildings?
- 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.